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Vo lume Nineteen
Win. F. Jahnke
Annual Publication o!
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To record in enduring and
organized form the personnel
of The Stout Institute and its
activities for the school year of
1927-1928 has been the pur-
pose in preparing this edition
of THE TOWER
(_/ W h. IX
Miss Ruth Michaels
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Where the pines have fallen on the
The green needles burning in the sun
Make sweet incense in the vacant
Along the run
Of the rill; and by the rill side
Rushes waver and shine;
In remote and shad) places
Winter green abounds and interlaces
With the twinfiower vine.
Away,awa} from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the plains —
To the pools where winter rains
Image all their roof of leaves.
Where the melting hoar-frost nets
The daisy-star that never sets,
And wind-flowers and violets
Crown the pale year weak and new
rrr m ■ i im ■ - ■ ti i n i m
'V ■'. ,' ; "'* ,>M
THE RED CEDAR
/ think that I shall never see
A poem loi el) as a tree.
A tree whose hungry month is prest
Against the sweet earth* s flowing
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of whins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Yesterday the twig was brown and
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
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ON THE BANKS OF THE WINDING SI
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THE PRESIDENT'S WISH
f^T\ O man >s to be envied whose success in life has been attained at the expense
^•1 of sincere and honest friendships. No matter what his wealth or station that
*• man who can forget the friendships of youth has in him elements of selfish-
ness, conceit, and false pride which must forever hold him stranger to
genuine happiness. In such cases his temperament forbids the affection and intimacy
of "pals." It becomes particularly hard for him to make new friends who will be
genuine and permanent.
Success in life is always applauded. But purchased at the expense of love and af-
fection, it comes too high. Without friendships life becomes dull and uninteresting.
In late years new friends arc hard to make. Such friends arc lost as easily as they
A very sensible wish at this time when separations arc natural and necessary is
that the school-day friendship— the friendship of youth — may for the class of 1928
continue for a half century to hold in pleasant memory the associations of these four
years and that there may be frequent meetings when the play spirit may prevail and
buoyancy of youth assert itself in varied expression of happiness and joy. May the
friendships of youth maintain.
Ci iroi a. Boi u >\
Director of Industrial Arts, Industrial Educa-
Rl'ltl \1l< MM ! S
Director of Home Economics, Hon*
1 III l>\ llM I Rfl»
( i \k\ BOUCHTOM
Home Economics Education
Wai iik B. Davison
Akimir (i. Broun
1 ouisi Bc< hanan
I ii i ian Carson
C.i kiki in ( \i : mi \s
English 1 itcraiurc
M. Wiwosa c mm
T O W E R
Fred L CURRAK
Practice Teaching Superrition, Education
Own I GRI i N
G*A< i M. IX>m-
Director of Dorm
J*Cf 2p Ou
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u. M. Hanson
Harry F. Good
. hanks, Electrical Tork
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Thos. V. Johnston*
Woodwork, Sheet Metal
Mary M. McCalmont
Ray F. Kranzvsch
Mary I. McFadden
Gl ORCI Mil i i k
II ( . MlLNEJ
Di 1 1 \ Payni
I'm I ( . Nil SON
S. I . Pu i U!
C.k \< i Prk i
Home Economics Education
Helen Sam hi r
Fiora Snovdi n
I . I . TurnsoN
N \ : 1 1 \ : i \ \
I i : in W M s.»€
Hon.. - Education
Clam M. Ml
Roblri I . Welch
B. M. Funk
I n LIAN M. Froccai
Mvm: i M. Bi i HOI
Chmstim Maim hi
A'.m - WlNSTON
Edith M. Dennixc
T T h
HOL'CiHTS of the future bring memories of the past and as our Senior year
draws CO .1 close, we, the Senior C Jass of 1928, have happy memories of
accomplishments, lasting friendships, and associations at our Alma Mater.
During all of cur college days we have striven to stand together, but in
this, our Senior year, we have made a special effort to strengthen the bond through the
dinner meetings held each month in the Band Box. The Class of 1928 has the dis-
tinction of being the first class to adopt the Senior jacket a> the official badge of Senior
rank. The wearers of the Senior jacket are « he dignity and respect due them.
The class has also been honored by being the first to wear the new official Stout pin.
We have endeavored to live up to the trad. lions of the school, to incorporate in
our standards the ideals of the administration, and to so prepare ourselves for future
work that we shall be trail bla/ers in new ventures for The Stout Institute, the pioneer
in Industrial Education.
I: is our hope that future classes will grow in strength and numbers and that they
will "carry on" in the college as we hope to do in the field.
( iass OFFICERS
II. ( . Wamsli s - - - -
(,! \l»s Appell -
I.i 1 WOK Avi RILL - - - -
F. R. Van An in
Miss ( .: \.i\ BOI GHTON, Mk. [OHN I Wll II
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GLADYS Ait-mi. - Peoria, Illinois
H. E. Club, S. M. A.
She has a feeling for the artistic in lift.
tikiN I. AusTiRun - - Maitell, Wisconsin
Y. M. C. A., Rifle Club
/ or be n a quiet kind
Wltose future never varies.
Georoi C. Decker - - Menomonie, Wisconsin
S. S. A. President
A knowing, well-known man.
KM Aver, ill - - Mejioraonie, Wisconsin
S M A. H I. Club, Stoutonia Staff
Oft within wj bruin, I genii 1 ) think a thought.
(.111 G. Banks - - - I yn.l. Minnesota
Arcme. S. M. A., H. E. Club, Y. W. C. A..
Assoc, Editor of Tower, Stout Student Adviso-
Careful, cnitrfcaus, competent.
Horace. H, Heiden - - Mankato, Minnetots
M. A. P., Y. M. C. A.. Rifle Club
i am small, but remember Ntpoleon.
Robert Healt - froowooi, Michigan
He correlates hit curricular and extra-curricular ac-
Corene L. Baymxcir - Mcnomonie, Wisconsin
Stoutonia, Inky Fingers, W. A. A., Cheer Lead-
er, M. A. P., II. E. Club
With \im enough to make tbtHgt go, iwJ worth that
make* us tout bet so.
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T O W E K r
CLARA K. BOLAND
V- W. C A., Science Club
S I hai e heard of the latly, and good words go « Ub
GlIBBDON Ivfns - - Stockholm, Wisconsin
Studious and ever striving,
Alw4yt at success arriving.
Martin Jackson - - Little Falls, Minnesota
He is neither shy, nor bold, hut simply .«r//- possessed.
Gir prude Burt - - Markesan, Wisconsin
Inky Fingers, H. E. Club
She who t*yt laui will be least often quoted.
Guuelma Fisher - - Ladysmith, Wisconsin
"I I in.t"
H. E. Club, Y. V. C. A., Science Club
Rather quiet hut an admirable girl.
Glrald L. V. Lunci
1 Editor-in-Chief of Stoutonia
A capable editor and a clever trtilt,
William F. Jahnke - - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I ilitor-in-Chicf of Tower, President M. A. P.
Efficient in n en ItHU 0) the WOtd.
Nilah Dee - - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Hypcrians, Y. W. C. A., Science Club, H. E.
A girl she seems of cheerful yesterdays, and confident
/ 'ags it
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Anna B. Forck - - Glen Haven. Wisconsin
Hypcrian, Y. W. C, A., H. E. Club
Sober, but not terhutj
Quiet, but not idtf.
Julian N. Johnson - - Wilson, Wisconsin
Tower Staff, Football, Stoutonia, Stout Lutheran
The man h/'o tills ut bou — "Ban Claire Special"
F. C. Klippel - - St. Paul, Nebraska
"Klip 1 '
Stout Rifle Club
A stitJi'tni, quiet, experienced man.
GERTRUDE H. JoHANN - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Y. W. C. A., Science Club
mnkei the dullest taik interest
I i n u B. Knutson - - Minneapolis, Minnesota
To (i unman silence K" ri ber proper grace.
Herbert C. Kolkind - Mcnomonic, Wisconsin
Stout Rifle Club
A Norwegian ami proud of it.
Arthur |. Movers - Mcnomonic, Wisconsin
Stoutonia Staff. Pep Committee, Student Manager
Athletics, Stout Rifle Club
Hi', friends are both in and out of Stout.
Reka F. Lembkf - - Ravmond, Minnesota
S. 5. A., Y. W. C. A., H. F. Club, Philomathean
Demure m eppeerenct and self-reliant in action.
T O W E R y
Dorothv LEONARD - - Windsor, Wisconsin
Philomathean, H. E. Club, Tower Stiff
Perseverance ran accomplish tnyti
DeSniet, South Dakota
Active doer, strong to Ubor, um- to conquer.
Li sun I.oomi k
Glee Club, Band, Quartette, Rifle Club, Football,
M, \. P.
An ell-round ■•tit-lent ami good fellow.
Gkaci McGrigor - - Maplcton, Wisconsin
Philo.nathcan, H. K. Club, Y. W. C. A.
A girl uith a purpose,
Marcueriti Bostuck Long - Jancsvilc, Wisconsin
Science Club, Y. W. C. A., H. E. Club
A good student, a good worker, a good friend.
Richard Radre - - Mcnomonie, Wisconsin
"Padd | ""
Trowel Club, Basket-ball, Football, Freshman
TU idol of the Freshman Sqtui.
Giorce H, Richards - - Ironwood, Michigan
Glee Club, Band, M. A. P., Rifle Club
1 use parable fro >u I.\n H no d.
Lillian- Miller - - Fennimore, Wisconsin
Y. W. C. A., H. E. Club
fin things are impossible to diligence and skill-
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Gladys I. Pbnn - - - Mauawa, Wisconsin
Arcme, H. E. Club
Experience lend* bet power.
I ,ii i.i v. i C. Tki VBI k - Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Metallurgy, Y. M. C. A., Tower Staff
A nun we rati depend on.
STANLEY TaMYNSKI - - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rifle Club, Marquctte-LaSallc, Y, M. C. A.
An optimist uho'll fight to Kite
The truth an honest chance to In f.
i if Rossli k - Mcnomome, Wisconsin
Science Club, H. E. Club, S. M. A.
Tbt force of tier on n merit makes her way.
Dorothy Si im ... Edgar, Wisconsin
H. E. Club. Philonmnean
She is ill! that sin- teem to be.
Francis R. VsnAmin - Bloomer, Wisconsin
Glee Club, S. T. S.
Silently he follows bin stndimn iui,
Virva M. Ti.mple - - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Science Club. H. E. Club, Y, W. C A., Inky
We see in her diligence, ■' cerleinty of success.
I si m Sokomk - - LiCrossc. Vijconria
S. M. A.. Y. W. C. A.
arid uas made to be enj<r\eJ and I'll make tbt
most of it.
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Hi nrv T. Ross - DcSoia, Minnesota
A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.
\\ m ToRPr - Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Marqucttc-LaSallc, H. E, Club, Tower Staff
Peppy, pretty, prudent.
Cora Sunde - Lanesboro, Minnesota
l'rt'iident Hyperians, H. E. Club, Y. W. C. A.,
Lutheran Students Association
She hates to speak ttmntcwy uord<.
Iluiiiv C. \\"\msii;y - - Lancaster, Wisconsin
Rifle Club, Marquette-LaSalle
Dutiful, dignified, diligent.
Harry E. Watlrs - - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Band, Rifle Club
The man with practical rxptrience.
Gladys H. Vateh - - Withee, Wisconsin
Y. W. C. A., Stoutonia Staff, H. E. Club
W'c tea Iter eier busy, always hurrying.
I 1 mi 1 J. WiBB - - - Waukegan, Illinois
President R E. Club, Areme
A vision of conscientious thorongbttetf.
= Guy R. Young
- - Elmwqod, Wisconsin
Y. M. C. A.
The hook M3
Avis Wilulnradt - - Woncwoc, Wisconsin
Science Club, H. E. Club, W. A. A.
She laughs at life, and why not}
I si in r S, Wolla - - Rice Luke, Wisconsin
Science Club, Tower Staff, H. E. Club, Hy-
h'ft er forward in anything but bet duty, and always
Seniors Whose Pictures Do Not Appear
A. R. Trinko
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Alma Mater < an, again we come to thee;
Though records few we bring, and few may claim,
We ever would thy loyal children be.
And in proud tcast again would praise thy name.
A most unworthy son indeed is he
Who in thy hails his earlier years would spend,
And then forget the debt he owes to thee,
Or, thankless, fail in praise his voice to lend.
New hcm.s. new forms and faces we shall rind.
In distant clitr.es we may our work pursue.
But fast within our memories we shall bind
The lessens dear which we have learned from you,
S;> Mother ours — our Friend, our Guide, in one —
With heart-accented thoughts we leave with thee
This meagre record of the things we've done,
I his earnest pledge of lasting loyalty.
W. B. D.
THE JUNIOR CLASS
FTER three years of seeking, striving, and achieving, we, the Junior class
of Stout, pause a moment in our busy school career to glance back upon the
various vicissitudes of the years spent together in fellowship and work.
Attainments not alone in scholastic, but along athletic lines as well,
have earned merited recognition. The roster of our class membership contains many
names prominent in various school activities, while to the Junior class goes credit for
the outstanding social event of the year, the Junior All-School Prom, the success of
which bespeaks the versatility of our members.
Distinctive among all other classes, as three year students of The Stout Institute,
we have striven always to uphold the old traditions and high ideals of our beloved
Roi I \N!> Xokkis
Dan Chambi ki in
Assist an t Treasurer
I .. V. AllONI N
- Chisholm, Minnesota
Stoutonia. Y. M. C A.. M. A. P.. S. T. S.
Blessed will) a deep sense of humor, be enjoys life.
Arbutus Anderson - - Bcloit, Wisconsin
Y. V. C. A.. S. M. A.
The essence of unobtrusiie sociability.
- Clear lake, Wisconsin
Y. W. C A., W. A. A.. Inky Fingers
Xatnic made her u hit it should.
Not too bad and not too Rood.
Hi nry V. ANDERSON - Ironwood. Michigan
S. T. S.. Football
He btt an ilcfihjutu- sense of humor.
Norman Brooks - - Willnur, Minnesota
M. A. P.
In spite of his modesty ue hate found him out — a
brilliant man, a deligbftul companion.
\imin - - Janesvillc, Wisconsin
O. 1. Club. Y. W. C. A.
Seen often, but seldom Iteard.
LENA Bertodotto - - Chisholm, Minnesota
Marqucttc-LaSallc. H. E. Club, Inky Fingers
Beneath her quietness lies true sincerity.
Leslie W. Bro» n - - Republic, Michigan
/ like uork; it fascinates me.
it Blair - - Ashland, Wisconsin
\Y. A. A., Y. W. C. A., Philomatliean
May the rcuarj of haunt toil be yours.
Charles BusvelX - - Kendalls, Wisconsin
Hiil>p\-Ko-ltH~ky, I Li*" /"«.■ Hotbrng there is that
Cliuord C Carlson - - Aurora, Minnesota
Band, S. T. S„ Football
My ideas are larger than my words.
Hisrii ir.\ BHAKER - Menomonie, Wisconsin
S. M. A., W. A. A , Y W. C A., M. A. P.,
She has that eombituHon rarely found,
PraclHul gbiltty ciiul artistic skill.
Ci ara K. Carl.sen - - Grantsburg, Wisconsin
Philomathean, V. W. C. A., W. A. A.
Tij the wise bead thai makes the itill tongue.
Donald B. Cole - - Evansvillc, Wisconsin
Y. M. C. A., Metallurgy, Rifle Club
There ain't no lUt in all thil hrtrryin' pell-
MICHAEL W. Cvenoros - Iroirwood, Michigan
Student Advisory Board, Football, Baskct-Ball,
We tatOM Vfby he no hat does near;
'7m to show off his curly btlf.
Hi i . i :\ xni i n Cushman - Evansvillc, Wisconsin
M. A. P.
Life ft a icrknti proposition — so arc men.
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William L. Brown - I -ike 1 inJen, Michigan
One of the old regime.
J-li/.mii in Hon Dfwar - Lewiwillc, Minnesota
Y. W. C. A.
What it the hurry? If I don't come today, I'll come
Anna de Yong - - KaLispcll, Montana
". ituu dt"
Y. W, C. A., Hjrperiam, H. E. Club
fbt goal of human strife h peace. She has it.
(•Kin I. DECKER ■ - Mcnomonie, Wisconsin
The UCrti of success is constancy of purpose.
Ed. Dobli K - - ■ Great Falls, Montana
lie could aluays add a uord about the needed
Rubv M, Ekman - - Bessemer, Michigan
Y. W. C. A., Areme
Her wtyi itre ujys of pleasantness.
Mary Lu Endrjzzi - - Hurley, Wisconsin
Marquette I aSalle, M. A. P., Scoutonia, Hyper-
ians. W. A. A.
As merry as the day is Unix.
I.i w rs T. Erchul - - Gilbert, Minue-i.ti
S. T, S., Football
There is no inch folly as being in loir.
I si hir M. GitENzow - Montkcllo, Wisconsin
Hypcrians, Y. W. C. A,
She attain', the ultimate in all her endeavors,
Gib. \ii) Ffrdon - - Antigo, Wisconsin
Y. M. C. A., Rifle Club, Metallurgy, Football
Aluays ready with an ttttWtT.
Victor F. Glenn - - LaFarge, Wisconsin
Stout Band. Y. M. C. A.
Vfra HuNZiKfR - - Wausaw, Wisconsin
I'm busy n w.
S. S. A. Vice-President; M. A. P., S. M. A.,
Student Advisory Board.
As a friend she h as true as the \iin.
Hi mh |. list in k - - Jefferson, Wisconsin
Rifle Club, Trowel Club
Rip Van Winkle's only rival.
Miron B. Goodvin - - Kenosha, Wisconsin
Y. M. C. A., Stout Rifle Club
A steadfast purpose spun him on to his goal.
Jlanette Jackson - Brainerd, Minnesota
Y. W. C. A., W. A. A., Philomathean
The fairest garden was in her looks,
And in her mind the wisest books.
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Max*i ii. Gundlach - Livinpton, Vbconiin
Band, Rifle Club, M. A. P.
B/i-i/.A return with pteaure.
Margarit Johnson - - Iowa Fills, Iowa
The kind of a girl that gives and recehm true
Elizabeth L. Jenkins - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
H. E. Club, Y. W. C. A., Philomathcan
Quiet and unassuming.
Floyd Burgess - - Beaver Dim, Wisconsin
tm dignified, but w*ii tilt yon know him.
Frank X, Guyott - - McKinUf, Minnesota
/ Jo profess to be no less than I seem.
Mary R. Kaschak - - Goodman, Wisconsin
MarquMce-USalle. H. E. Club, W. A. A.
"None knew thee hut to lair thee;
None named (bet but to praise."
|i aa B. Larson
Y. W. C. A., W. A. A., H. E. Club, Philomathcan
Sueet bird th<>t tbinr'st the noise of folly.
Fviritt Harris - - Elmuood, Wisconsin
S. T. S., Y. M. C. A.
Tiny, trim, and tnuty.
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Almst M. HeLGUON - Woodville, Wisconsin
Rifle Club, Y. M. C. A.
Hi gtzid, ■'•■• rtidened tike a row.
Blushing is bis weakness, as everyone MOWS.
Margaret Larson - - Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Hyperians, Y. W. C. A.
We arc in the culm and proud possession of external
PEAM Ll.snwi - - St. Paul. Minnesota
Y. W. C. A.
Spetcb is great, but silence is greater.
Josuph C. Tndihar
Marquettc-LaSallc, Woodworkers, S. T. S.
He utyi what be tbhtki and be usually thinks right.
W.w tfr II. Jlskf - - Zumbrota, Minnesota
Football, S. T. S.
Owe of Cupid's I ittims.
Phyllis B. Linn - - Ishpcming, Michigan
Areme, Y. W. C. A.
"Pluilx" — F.i crybody's friend.
Sai.lv Martin - - Pond Ju Lac, Wisconsin
W. A. A., S. M. A„ Tower Staff
I would jiiit « toon act it out for you, because ac-
tit)>r\ speak louder than uords.
Irving Johnson - - Whitewater, Wisconsin
Rifle Club, Y. M. C, A.
I ask a blttlittg on him icbo invented sleep.
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VmoES F. Kamn - - Livingston, Wisconsin
S, T. S., Stoutonia, Y. M. C. A.
ffi- Ineth in the realm of thought, beyond the world
Olga Nt'Rvin - Palmer, Minnesota
A winsome and an earnest Itst h toe.
Helen Roth - - Chiiholm, Mini
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Hypcrun Treasurer, H. I.. Club
Her pretence assures success.
1,1 i - Black River Falls, Wisconsin
S. T. S.
He appears as quiet a< a mouse, until you knnu him.
William [ohnsotj - McKinlcy, Minnesota
S. T. S.
Argllt, argue, early and late;
If a line were crooked, he'd argue it straight.
Mil OKI n Olson - - - Baldwin, Wisconsin
Y. W. C. A.. Girls' Glee Club
Sot h never too busy to be friendly.
MABEL Sandvig - - Menomonie, Wisconsin
Lutheran Student Association, Y. W. C. A.
A hard worker; she deserves to win.
Emmett R. Muhfhi - - Buhl, Minnesota
" Win filt"
Marquette- La Salic
Quiet men are at times mint surprising.
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Roi LAND W. Morris - West Salem, Wisconsin
Y. M. C. A.. Stoutonia Staff, S. T. S., Band,
I am run/en/ uith ivhat U sufficient.
EMMA SoQGI - -. Two Rivers, Wisconsin
She h a $ooJ scout; we all like her.
Ci \k\ S< HOI NOl i - Menomonie, Wisconsin
H. E. Club, S. M. A., Y. W. C. A., Tower Staff
Her thought! m deeper than all speeih.
Allan R. Murray - - Pepin, Wisconsin
Stout Rifle Club, Metallurgy
He has no time for ghh or fame;
A good i-iiui athin is his only aim.
|nM\ Nun iiuri - - St. Paul, Minnesota
Ba$kct-Ball, Football, Marquctic-LaSalle
Real worth requires WO interpreter.
Ill i.t n Stit/ir - - - Sparta, Wisconsin
M. A. P.
A nirl with rtd 6*Jr will hate red hair till she iytt.
EuiGAKD Schwartz: - Menomonie, Wisconsin
W. A. A„ Marquette-I.aSalle, Philomathcan
She is well started on the reiail to sn,
Clarence O'Briln - - Marenisco, Michigan
When 1 get started I go. hut it takes a lot to get me
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Mary O. Tomsic - - Goodman, Wisconsin
H. £. Club, M. A. P.. Tower Staff, Marquette-
A smile it the \avit in all languages.
LEONARD F. Pavlicm - 1 lurley, Wisconsin
/ like to haic them fall for me ami leaie them uhere
fh n foil.
Philip Oi son
Life is \ust one goad thing after another.
ORPIIA Stevens - - Portland, Oregon
Sioutonia Staff, H. E. Club
Clever, popular, tnd above all dependable.
Aucr. G. Tkorsen - - Ashland. Wisconsin
W, A. A., Y. W. C. A., H. E. Club
There h nothing in lift « pleasant by half, as a
pleasant girl iritli a merry laugh.
Martin On If Zumbrota, Minnesota
Y. M. C. A.. Football, Basket-Bill
A good fellow among fellows.
Norman A. Olson - Menomonie, Wisconsin
Stoutnnia, Tnwcr, Glee Club, M. A. P., S. T. S.
Then is an atmosphere of happiness about that man.
William Peterson - - Superior, Wisconsin
Metallurgy, Football, Basket-Ball, Baseball
A good athlete; a good student; a good scout.
Marian C. White - - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Marquette-l.aSalle, H. E. Club
A Nash, a Buick, a Font, or a Star,
Marian has faith in every car.
John D. Slaybaugh - Medomonie, Wisconsin
S. T. S.
Let the world go as it may;
i'll take it any way.
Wm.ti-r A. Spi KRSTRA - - Osseo, Wisconsin
Tower Business Manager, Stoutonia, S. T. S.
// unit ui /bit* tht thought* in his mind.
Nina Van Houtk.v - - Berlin, Wisconsin
Tower, M. A. P., Y. W. C. A., Philomathcan
Til miiit' better In be small ami shine,
m to be large and cast a shadow.
Fk xni-.i s Vi kkikki - - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
W. A. A., M. A. P., S. M. A., Science Club
Come and /r;/> // ,ir yrin go,
On the tight fantastic toe.
HaxOLO Riim'i - - Zumbrnia, Minnesota
Glee Club, S. T, S-, Cheerleader
Hi is Sit net all by himself.
ili mn kt Ritzman - - Superior, Wisconsin
Metallurgy, Rifle Club
/ may Jo something sensational yet.
Wmirid Rost ... Gilbert, Minnesota
Band, Glee Club, V. \L C. A., S. T. S„ Rifle
\\~, would Mi tunc him off-
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Ray A, Vjrni.r - - Muscatine, Iowa
Rifle Club, M. A. P., Y. M. C. A.
An ,itl-ruiintl man am! a matt all aruuml.
MiiviN S»imh - - Menomonie. Wisconsin
Men ./., known b} tht company they ktep.
Ham h a top-rurtchcr.
Jlhry Vojta - Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR
D. Chambj hi iv
F. Gri i i iv
V. Hoi i i hi
M. O'Brii n
G. San in' it.
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Sally M uittx
THE SECOND ANNUAL JUNIOR PROM
f/^ ■ ' HE Second Annual Junior Prom, held on Saturday evening. April twenty-
I J first, was attended by a record number of students and guests, who danced
*kr to the music cf "Cec" Hurst's Jazz Orchestra.
Colorful decorations developed in the school blue and white, were cen-
tered ab;:ut the motif of the new school emblem.
THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
Haroi i) Rippe .... Entertainment
Norman Brooks .... Decoration
Sally Martin Finance
Frank Guyott Program
Roland Norris - ... Reception
Nina VanHouten .... Refreshments
Norman Olson Pnhlicity
PATRONS WD PATRONESSES
President and Mrs. B. E. Nelson.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bowman
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Davison
( II API- RONES
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Paulus
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Milnes
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THE SOPHOMORK CLASS
HE Sophomore Class, the first class to enter The Stout Institute on the strictly
four-year basis, counted, in the fall of \92j, an enrollment of eighty-two
As members of this class, we have made the attempt to prove our worth
to the school and to respect the standards she has set for us. In scholarship, social
events, athletics, and organizations, we pass the tests well, and in every case, true
school spirit with belief in the work is found to predominate in our ranks. We
have two more years to prove of greater value to Stout, two more years to bind to-
gether a firm class fellowship which will be not only a credit to ourselves but to our
Alma Mater. We have tried to till successfully the places vacated for us and as we
i, we look with anticipation to the years before us.
EsTHI K SlUIIlK
\ \I>! I N CUSHMAN
Ron; R i Tin n ER
Miss Ji n R wi> Mr. Good
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1 T h
C"». John ton
Pag t y>
SOPHOMORES WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR
B. BftONSI ID
R. Kimi v
M. Cam v
M. Mn i ar
R. Mn i i k
1 . Nil M>S
II. R \S\U SM N
H. W'oi FGRAM
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THE FRESHMAN CLASS
EPTEMBER sixth saw the enrollment at The Stout Institute of a body of
Freshman students larger in number than the class of last year.
For us, the first week or two of school passed in a general state of be-
wilderment. New friends, new teachers, unfamiliar subjects, and still more
unfamiliar rules .ind regulations filled our lives. Would it be presuming to say that we
learned more out of the class room than we did in it during the beginning week? Some
things we learned through our own experiences, and some were taught by upper class-
men who were, at times, stern schoolmasters. Although acting in self-defense, we man-
aged very well and came through the first confusing weeks and the entire initiation
period with colors flying.
By the time initiation was over we had made the necessary adjustments in our altered
modes of living. We had formed many friendships in our own class and in the ranks
of the upper classes, and were beginning to feel as if we were truly a part of the school.
Freshmen have responded to practically all extra-curricular activities, and our repre-
sentation in athletics, dramatics, music, and club work is one in which we may be
John W. Barbi r
Ernest Christi Nson
Ernest Muller -
Y u e-President
Kuktr ^ ^^ F, >chroedcr I.. Gardiner
• \v,;u w. H M. G
R. Prater M. XccrgaaM <i. I-
I). Moldenhaucr M. Kcc»c II. K"*-.
I. Runker J. Xothan E. Ovcrby
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a Hassemer K. Matt son I ". Hill
M. McCullough t llablci I . Beck
C. Brick M. Lathan D. William*
E. Christenacn K. Lindquist \. I'
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R. Ilusby \. KriiK
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ok sp K. Worachck
B. Hagcn © K.
hold VT> R. Kess
M. Scntjr B. Brickcr M. Winters K. W. Btri
V. Rccdcr H. Hawkins
J. Lanckton D. 1 ivecotte K. Cairdli
FRESHMEN WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR
1 . Am.i mom M. Johxiow
0. AND! RSON O. Jci.in
1 .. Ai'i'Pii BY T. JUNC4 k
R. Bircir 1 • K\Ki \K
M. Decker M. Kikk.n
K. 1 NOLESBY R- KoCL
R. Favor 1 I arson
A. Fii \n H. M. Larson
A. Goodrich F. Mann
D. Grm n J. Rude
J. Ham i v L. Schmitt
F. KlNIILDT L. VC'aDI.
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THE STOUT STUDENT ASSOCIATION
^^^^* HE Stout Student Association, as the major student organization at Stout,
I "^ has ever striven to help in making a bigger and better Stout by co-operation
ir^ with the administration. Through the school year of 192--2S the S. S. A.
has endeavored to fulfill the purposes set forth for this body by carrying
out the duties delegated by the constitution. These duties were discharged by the four
officers, as elected by the association members: namely, the secretary and treasurer, who
were elected in the spring of 1927. an< ^ tnc president and vice-president, who were
elected during the second week of school in the fall term.
The major purposes of the organization are fourfold: to provide a smoothness in
discharge of student activities through scheduling all school and social events on both a
weekly and a yearly calendar; to distribute to the Band. Men's Glee Club, Girls' Glee
Club. Manual Arts Players, Athletics, Lyceum, Stoutonia, and S. S. A., the money re-
ceived at registration time as an activity fee; to issue to the members of the S. S. A.
the master tickets which give admittance to entertainments sponsored by the above
organizations; and to organize plans for Homecoming and Commencement.
Any student, faculty member, or member of the office staff, with his immediate
family, may become a member of the association by paying the activity fee of four dol-
lars per semester.
During the year, the association contributed to the social life by giving several
dances for the entire student body. The dances, mixer in nature, were always well at-
tended and greatly enjoyed.
This is an organization representative of the students in that its activities are
planned and carried out by them. Each day from 4:15 to 5 o'clock a student is in
charge of the S. S. A. desk to transact the business which may arise.
The employment bureau, which was formerly under charge of this student organ-
on, was relegated to the Y. W. C. A. and the V. M. C. A. These two organizations
handle the business of getting jobs for students desirous of doing part-time work, where-
as the S. S. A. desk is used merely as .1 medium for appointments.
Homecoming of this year, 1927, was celebrated on November 4 and 5. The S. S. A.
officers in charge of the event laid plans and distributed the work to various committees
and organizations. The 1927 Homecoming was pronounced the biggest success at the
school in many years.
It is in all sincerity that the S. S. A. officers wish to express their gratitude to the
faculty and to the student body for their splendid support and co-operation in carrying
cut the Association program.
~Y^\ EG1NNING with "The Show Off," and followed by the bonfire, owl pep
j"^ session, and shirt-tail parade. Stout opened wide its spirit and started one of
vL^/ the largest and most successful homecomings ever seen on the Stout campus.
The night-shirt parade, after winding its way up Wilson Avenue and
down Main Street, paraded to the bonfire with jubilant enthusiasm; there the cos-
tumes were judged and the mock marriage took place. With the bonfire as a setting,
the colorful wedding of the Frosh President and the Soph Vice-President took place.
Prizes awarded for costumes went to Irma Nichols for the best dressed girl, Sidney
Cotton for the best dressed man, and Harold Taufman for the funniest dressed man.
With a setting of "Welcome" flags and decorated windows, the parade, with its
gayly colored floats, was a unique sight. In the morning, a very successful and rous-
ing assembly put everyone in an enthusiastic mocd for the afternoon game.
Between halves of the game, a delegation of Freshman boys, attired in almost every
finable kind of wearing apparel, gathered on the field to give an example of their
idea of how to play football. The antics of these fellows brought many loud laughs
from the crowd and soon had most of them forgetting their red noses and cold feet.
The Pathe News also had a representative on the field who shot the crowd from all
angles; he claims he has some very good action pictures of the team. One student
doubts our ever seeing them in any but the largest theaters.
The students were at the game one hundred per cent, and were accompanied by
many local supporters of the school. There was also a large delegation who came from
Fau Claire to see the game. Everyone sat in the grandstand; thus people were grouped
together and the cheer leaders brought forth many thunderous cheers for the team.
The banquet in the evening was carried out in letter style and was well attended.
The next big event of the day was the dance in the Gym. An unusually large crowd
attended this last all-school feature. The dimmed lights and the cleverly arranged
blue and white decorations, coupled with Benny's snappy band, all made the dance a real
celebration after the afternoon's victory over Eau Claire.
The large number of alumni with us made our Homecoming complete. Four wo-
men represented the first graduation classes of The Stout Institute. They were: Miss
Ruth Michaels, Mrs. Pearl Bailey Lyons, Miss Nellie Farnsworth, and Miss Hatty Dahl-
bcrg. The rest of the alumni were graduates of the last two or three years. One man
travelled four hundred miles to attend; his trip no doubt makes the record for mileage.
In all, we deem our Homecoming one of the largest and most successful ever
seen on the Stout campus, this assumption being based on the enthusiastic reports from
both alumni and students.
i e TOWERS
1 T h
STOUT STUDENT ASSOCIATION ADVISORY BOARD
f i 1 VF.RY well organized college has an efficient student government, eliminating
f « waste in Student funds, energies, and possibilities. Since Stout is now well
^■"^ organized on the four-year basis, more and more of the student regulation is
being delegated to the student body. In the fall of 1927 the Student Coun-
cil, which had been appointed the previous year, was supplanted by the Stout Student
Advisory Board. This board consists of the four regularly elected officers of the Stout
Student Association and one man and one woman elected by each of the four classes,
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior. The board is an official arm of the S. S. A.
and also represents the students through their class organizations. The president of the
Stout Student Association is cx-officio president of the Student Advisory Board.
With the sanction of the administrative officers of the college, the Board acts in
all matters pertaining to student life and interests; it is also a standing committee on
the rules of the S. S. A. A member of the Board acts as chairman of the committee
governing the election of S. S. A. officers.
In carrying out its work, the Advisory Board acts in conference and co-operation
with the Faculty Committee on College Organization. This committee consists of the
Director of the School of Industrial Arts, the Director of the School of Household
Arts, and four members of the faculty chosen by the President of the College.
L. Saute r -31 M. White -29 ©. Williams -31 L. Lootntr-'28
f^^^ m ^WE STOUTOXIA, weekly newspaper of the Stout campus, enjoys the unique
■ I "^ distinction of being one of the very tew college papers in the country both
^J^ published and printed by students.
Three years ago The Stoutonia assumed the more definite characteristics
of a newspaper. Each year it has changed its style of make-up and added new editorial
features. It is still far, however, from the goal it hopes to attain after Stout has em-
phasized academic training for a few years. It is hoped that, from now on. ambitious
writers may acquire here a more definite training for publications work.
In the range of news carried, and in the completeness and timeliness of its stories,
the paper has progressed during each year. Indicative of the increased importance of the
college paper in campus activities, the members of the staff have shown developing in-
terest in the improvement of their work. More than ever, they count their Stoutonia
work a privilege and an honor, and feel that they have gained not only experience in
writing for print but have also held a responsibility which, in building character, has
aided them to a degree which few other campus activities could have equalled.
STOUTONIA EDITORIAL STAFF
John Fa villi , Jr.
Orpha St i \ i \s
Mary Lu Endrizzi
Arthur Mow i rs
John I.an< k u>\
iii \nor a v frill
F. V. Ahom n
Neu j Editor
- Society Editor
C. W. Hv
George Mi.rdl tt -
Ad i ertising Manager
THE STOUT TYPOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
/"* A MAJOR interest in a major field, the Stout Typographical Society has bc-
\j \ come a helpful organization for those who are interested in this work. The
£ J^ men appreciate not only the advantages to be derived from an association
which offers information and knowledge concerning printing, publishing, and
problems confronting teachers of printing, but also enjoy the closer co-operation and
fellowship with the members.
This organization has grown to include in its membership practically every man
enrolled in advanced courses in printing. The society is divided into three classes or de-
grees, namely: Apprentice. Journeyman, and Master. Entrance to each is made through
a special examination.
I he meetings are held bi-monthly, on Wednesday evening. Among the members
are several men who have been successful teachers or workers in the trade, and who
have willingly given instructive talks to the club on problems which confront the new
teacher of printing. The outstanding social event in each semester is the initiating of
members. The organization is also responsible for several school dances each year.
The club is no longer in the embryo stage but has proved its worth and its popu-
larity. With the four-year course at Stout, it is now possible for the members to spend
more time in the club and enjoy a greater fellowship that will be an admirable remem-
brance of Stout.
First Si-mcsUr Second S<-w,
Ci imord Carlson - - - \\ M n r Speerstra
Orlando Paciotti - - Henry Am
Roland Norris - - - Douglas Hakkis
f\ t"\ ITHOL'T attempting to create professional writers, it is the aim of Inky
/ I I lingers to develop the interest and skill of its members. By means of a point
^^* system their contributions to the club are evaluated. At the end of the year
a pri/e is awarded to the member ranking big
Every two weeks a meeting is Held in the Band Box during the dinner hour. A
Christmas party, a Valentine party, and a spring picnic are delightful traditional events.
The most interesting meeting of the year, if not in the history of the society, was that
cf January twelfth, at which Lew Sarett. our Wisconsin poet, was the guest of honor.
The officers for this school year are:
Coreni Baysinger Ruling fen
Iiw BERTADOTTO .... Rubber Sfjinp
Gertrudi Burt - - fountain Pen and Paper Knife
Luella Andirsox Index
Miss Callahan \\;> Miss Sakchet - - Faculty Advisors
Mr. Davison and Mr. PauLUS - - Honorary Members
Pr*.»lW*»>» .... Vtrr,* Al Temple..
- TACULTV AJ7VI50BJ -
THE SCIENCE CLUB
/"A T THE beginning of the first semester of this year a number of the faculty
^^JL and uppcrclassmcn of The Stout Institute who arc especially interested in
• «* the various fields of science showed their interest by formally organizing i
club known as the Science Club.
The purpose of the Science Club is three-fold: to keep abreast with the scientific
spirit of the times, to create an interest in the promotion of science, and to broaden
our vision of the part which science plays in a liberal education.
Membership in the Science Club is open to men and women, but is limited to fac-
ulty. Seniors, second semester Juniors, and such others as may be recommended by science
The officers for this school year are:
Viiiw Timimi ..... President
< i \;\ Boland .... Vice-President
Avis Wildenradt ... Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. I k i 1 > \ Bachman - - - Faculty Advisor
STOUT HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
^^^"* HE membership of the Stout Home Economics Club, formed in 1924. is com-
I | posed of Junior and Senior girls in the school of Household Arts. The pur-
iir^ poses of the organization as outlined in the constitution are: to better ac-
quaint girls of the Junior and Senior classes with one another, to provide social
times, and to secure home economics speakers to address the school.
Meetings arc held en the first Thursday of every month and arc made up of
business and social programs.
The club lias been accepted into the National Home Economics Association, and
was admitted into the Wisconsin Home Economics Association in 1926 as a student
club. This year the girls are working hard to make th.- dub a national sorority affiliated
with other heme economics sororities.
Ol I IC! RS
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THE PHILOMATHEAN LITERARY SOCIETY
(J\ ■ • HE Philomathcan Literary Society was organized for the purpose of furthering
I I "^ general culture. The work this year has varied somewhat from previous
^g^ activities. The girls decided that they would like to take up a study of mod-
ern American poetry, grand opera, and social etiquette. These subjects
formed the basis of the programs held at the meetings.
This year the Philomatheans, with the Hyperians and the S. M. A., decided to take
in their new members by means of rushing and pledging, rather than by the method
formerly used. This change has resulted in increased interest and pleasure, both for
the pledges and for the old members.
01 I ICERS
Grace McGri <.ok
Miss Little johx
Mrs. Pali. W'ii son
- Faculty Advisor
[ssch /.</«• Adt isor
nina van iioiti n
ii annette ja< kson
Kl K,\ II MBKE
ALICE THOKM N
MARCARI T HI AIR
( I \R.\ ( \K!M N
I I l/ARI III II NKINS
CHARLOTTE Vi AI( HORN
ALICE HAZII RLD
MARY K\S( IIAK
CLARA BOI AND
I I \ A PAGE
RUBY I KM AN
HELEN STETZ1 R
RUTH BOSMI \l R
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THE HYPERIAN SOCIETY
f^^^^HE Hypcrian Society, which aims to study some of the problems of social
I J welfare work. i\ interested in local projects. Not only has the society con-
sT > ^ tinued to care for its adopted daughter, but it has also shown its interest in
the needy children of the community. The annual Christmas party for
needy children, sponsored by the organization, contributed much to the enjoyment of
both the girls and the children.
A literary and social program is planned for the bi-monthly meetings. At the
annual breakfast at Homecoming, the Alumnae, who have been loyal in their support
of the active members, may meet the new members, and renew their acquaintance and
interests in the work of the local group.
OI I K I RS
1 1 1 i i x Roth
Miss Vasold -
MRS. W. B. Davison
Associate Aili isor
MARY LU I.NDR1ZZI
i -v i s 1 1 K GR1 \/o\v
WW dc YOUNG
HI I IN BUNK! K
\l I I)\ K \ss|\II R
III ARIETTA QUI I I IN(.
ELIZABETH DOOl I Y
III NKIi I I.\ si I. VERT
ARDI II a ANDERSON
wTNIFRED COOPl K
KATHRYN COUNS1 I l
CORA SUN Dl
MARY GR1 I N
Mil DRED Kl I II IK
ELEANOR OVER BY
I II IAN Mill I R
CECII IA ( ADIGAN
I II I IAN IIYI I AND
AN MA GUNDLACCH
Nil All DIE
N! I DA DWIKOW
S. M. A.
. M. A. — Sociability, Music, and Arts — is a society organized on the Stout
campus in 1922. The primary purpose of the society is to provide opportunity
for closer friendships among the members, all of whom have similar interests
and ideals. S. M. A. takes an active part in all Stout activities and is espe-
cially interested in promoting those activities which contribute to the finer apprecia-
tions in life.
Helen I. Larson
1 1 1 NKIl MA BRAKER
1 MM A SOGGE
I I I /.Mil III WILLIAMS
I RANGES TADDY
Faculty Ad\ isor
Associate AJi isor
SAI I Y MARTIN
C. Al I HANKS
DOROTHY W II I IAMS
LUCILLE Mill R
HELEN I. LARSON
MARIORII ROSSI 1R
MARGARET WINTI RS
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THE MANUAL ARTS PLAYERS
* J§ ■ ' HE only dramatic club en the Stout campus, the Manual Arts Players, has
| I "^ successfully produced four plays during the past year. The Homecoming
i3r play. "The Show Off,*' a comedy, and two plays presented at Christmas time,
"Poor Maddalena," a fantasy, and "For the love of Pete," a farce, were
enjoyable productions. A comedy. "W'hcn's Your Birthday?" was given on March 25.
■.her farce, given at commencement time, concluded the dramatic work of the club.
The plays did not furnish the only entertainment, for in the spring a costume ball
iven in the gymnasium.
Miss I. II l\\ BAKI K
William F. Jahnki
StEPHI N Ol 1 I. ERICH
lie CLE HaCERTY -
Norman Brooks -
Mist Flora Snowdcn Mi" Christine Halseth
Mr. S. Piulut Mamie MuiZ
( OR] M BAYSTNGER
MI! OKI I) BE1 l\ \
\! K I < o; ki Ml i
I Ml I I < IRRY
BUI RNAD1 i N < USHMAN
MARY II I NDRIZZI
Bl RNARD HAG! N
LUCILE HAG] KIY
IANI I IAMBI 1 Y
ALU I NASI I RTJD
HORACE HI I DIN
I II MAX HYI.l AM >
VIM [AM IA1INKI
I AW R IN (I [OHNSON
ADM I I AN( K ION
JOHN I AN( KION
! ESI I! LOOMER
MARSHA! I \1!i |
STEPHI X OM I I RICH
Kl NNITH PATTERSON
NINA VAN HOUT1 N
FRANC IS YIRKIRKI
RAY VIRNI R
A CHARACTER COMEDY IN THREE ACTS
By George Kelly
PRESENTED BY THE MANUAL ARTS PLAYERS
ASA HOMECOMING FEATURJ on NOVEMBER 4, I92j
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Clara ---------- Beurnadeen Cusbman
Mrs. Fisher -.... Mildred Bclina
Amy Elizabeth Williams
Frank Hyland - Norman Brooks
Mr. Fisher -- William Jab/ikc
Joe ------- .\l Poellinger
Aubrey Piper -- Russel Walliu
Mr. Gill ----------- John Barber
Mr. Rogers ---------- George Richards
"Sign on che dotted line."
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WHKTs'.S YOUR HIKTHDAY?
A COMEDY DRAMA IN THREE ACTS
By Aurania Romero!
PRESENTED BY ill! MANUAL ARTS PLAYERS ON MARCH 23, 1928
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Malory Dwight ---------- Leslie Loo
Ann Parsons Dorothy Bruhn
Nabby Xash Mildred Belina
Timothy Gale Al Pofllinger
Nick Jameson Si pben Oellericb
I.eonore Frames Verkerke
Ben Ali Russel Wallin
Clary Dwight Irma Nichols
Jocham Nash Melvin Reese
Lindy Na*h Alice Haslerud
"I tell the past, the present, an' the future from the hand.
the cards, an' by the stars. Wen is your birthday:-*"
STOUT Y. M. C. A.
^^^^"^HE Stout Y. M. C. A. was organized for the following purposes: to lead
I | students to faith in God through Jesus Christ; to promote their growth in
^K Christian faith, especially through the study of the Bible; to challenge
them in united effort to make the will of God effective in human society,
and to extend His Kingdom throughout the world.
The membership of the Y has grown three-fold during this past year, giving
it a total of some sixty members. An advisory board has been organized which in-
cludes five of the men on the Stout faculty.
Service for others is one of the outward signs of a Christian. The Y aims to be
of service both to its members and to the school through its religious, social, and
The Stout Y. M. C. A. has expanded to such .ut extent that it now has club
rooms available for its members. This club room is located on the third floor of the
gymnasium, and is used for meetings, study, and recreation. During this expansion
the Y has taken over, in co-operation with the Y. \\". ( . A., the Stout Student Employ-
The regular meetings of the Y are held on Thursday evenings. During the past,
these meetings have been featured by talks on topics of general interest by the faculty
members, by outside speakers, and by students.
Mr. C. A. lk>\\ \i \\
Mr. F. E. TUSTISON Mr. H. E. Good
l. AND! RSON
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L. BE< K
K. 141 ( KM R
0. IN LI
A. HEI I
K. NOR R IS
P. OLS( >\
l . MAI rsoN
1). MOLDENHAU1 R
Ri v. W'vii RS
Mr. \\". B. Davison
C RI INHOLD
<■. Kl< HARDS
G. TRI wi ik
I s< HAFFNER
W MM! I RSTRA
R. WI KM R
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THE MARQUETTE*LA SALLE CLUB
f^^^ m *HE Marquette-LaSalle Club is the Catholic young women's and young men's
f J club of The Stout Institute. At present the enrollment is about forty.
IT"^ The purposes of the club are: to promote the common interests of the
Catholic young women and young men at Stout; to create a feeling of fellow-
ship and co-operation among these students by affording them a means of becoming
better acquainted with one another; to inspire confidence and self-reliance when in the
presence of others, by means of parliamentary practice and other activities; to co-operate
with the other organizations of the school in social and other affairs; and to serve as an
agent in the development and perpetuation of high moral character.
Ml: HA1 I CvF.NGROS
Mary Lv Endrizzi
m \k1 k \nc 1iak
Miss Callahan and Mr. H. M. Hanson - Faculty Advisors
Mr. S. E. Paulus - Honorary Member
THE STOUT LUTHERAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
HE Stout Lutheran Student Association was organized December 7, 1927- The
following week a meeting was held to adopt a constitution and to elect
The purpose of the Lutheran Student Movement in the higher institu-
tions of learning is to bring about a close relationship among Lutheran students, and
to assist in furthering such measures as will be beneficial to the Lutheran church at large.
The work is carried on in a general way, not being directly connected with any particu-
Meetings were held throughout the second semester. Two delegates were sent to
the regional conference which was held in Minneapolis in February. There were eighty
Lutherans in attendance at Stout this past year. It is hoped that the organization may
carry on and be of real service CO the student body.
Vit e-f resident
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STOUT Y. W. C. A.
fM 'HE Young Women's Christian Association of The Stout Institute, an old
(\\ and well-established organization, had a membership of one hundred and
\J-^ ten during the past year. Through their weekly contacts these j;irls were
embued with the desire to create a spirit of Christian fellowship and pur-
■ .il living.
Through their Wednesday meetings, sales of various kinds, the annual Kid Party,
special meetings with outside speakers, and their many other activities, they endeavored
to create friendly attitudes on the campus and broaden their sphere of usefulness. The
cabinet, consisting of eleven girls, is elected from the whol< -»n and they, with
the aid of their committees, are responsible tor the organization of activities through-
JEANNETTI Ja< KSON
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\ [ENRII 1 ! A Sll VI RT
Re BY I. KM AN
Clara Boi and -
111 MAN Hylland
Mildred Kjj m k
Miss McCalmont -
. Bible S
- Vacuity Advisor
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GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
f •J ' HE Girls' Glee Club was reorganized at the beginning of the year, the mem-
I | bership being limited to twenty girls instead of thirty as it had been
A concert, consisting mainly of Indian music by Zamecnik. Logan,
Lccurance. and Cadman, was presented in the spring. Practically all the efforts of
the organization were centered in this direction.
Coopi k Pirsi
Jake Hambley .... Vice-Pn
WiMiRjD Cooper .... '/>..
Henrietta Sievert ..... UI».
Helca Rasmlw n - - htant librarian
Minn Balerld Director
MAR JOR IE FUNK
I MM A SOGGE
HI ARIETTA SIEVERT
i I ! ANOR OVERBY
IAM HAMB1 IV
RLIH < OOl'I K
ALICE HASH RUD
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MEN'S GLEE CLUB
f^\ "' HE first meeting of the Men's Glee Club in September found many old
I J members back, not only from last year, but also from previous years. The
^3r club membership was enlarged from sixteen to twenty to accommodate the
As director of the club. Mr. Good has been unsparing in his efforts to develop an
interesting organization. Because of his leaving at the end of the first semester, the
men practiced twice a week to enable them to give their home concert in January.
At the first business meeting the following officers were elected:
Harold Ri ppi -
H. F. Good .... Dim tor
Harold Tali max - - iccompanist
FIRST Tl NOR
( HESTER HKOW N
ESTEL1 ( URRY
si. OND M NOR
HAROl I) MAW KINS
F. R. VAN M M \
w M. I . BROWN
vie TOR HOI 1 1 RT
I. (.. I Ml RSON
\Y \l PR] |) ROSE
RUSSJ I W Al I IN
i ESI I! LOOMER
GEORGE RICHARDS Al FR1 D I RICKSOX
ONE of the most popular musical organizations of the school this year has been
the Stout Quartette, which has proved its worth and ability on numerous
occasions. The demand for these popular entertainers was so great at times
that it was impossible to accommodate all the requests that were received.
Some of the engagements and appearances of the quartette arc as follows: Stout
Homecoming, Glee Club Concert, school organization banquets, school dances. Tower
Benefit Movie. All-City Football Banquet. Lutheran Men's Association. Churches, town
Organization dinners, and programs on various occasions.
V A. I I
First Tenor L. Lo
Second Tenor R. W'ai.i.in
H. Tali man - Accompanist
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/*"Y^ ^ ONF organization in our system of student activities has been more loyal
^" I in its support than cur ever ready band. It has stimulated pep and furthered
L school spirit throughout the entire school year. Homecoming events, football
and basket-ball games have been augmented by carefully prepared musical
programs. The success of these programs is a result of the combined efforts of the
director, Mr. Charles Ingraham, and the thirty participating members.
It is a self-evident fact that the quality of the Band is continually improving; i:
will serve the school in the future to an even greater extent than it has served it in
Ci.ii i ord Carlson
\\ \i i ri i) Rose -
K i \ \ i th Patterson
Harold Tali man
s, < retary-Treasurer
BERTHA TAl.-vilK I1A1.3.
BERTHA TAIXTER HALL is the oldest cf the three dormitories provided for
Household Arts students at Stout. The building was once the residence of
an old Menomonic family, prominent during the pioneer days and for whom
the dormitory was named. The hall accommodates about thirty girls, usually
from the upper classes. This year, however. Freshman and Sophomore girls were
Bertha Tainter Hall is located apart from the rest of the school on the banks of
Lake Menomin. The many pines and oaks help to seclude it from the public eye. and
nuke it a charming place to rest after a long day of work and study.
Caring for her many children
Tuning us up
Making a go of it
Cobbing with art
Boosting the Tower
Cringing out ths Irish
Being true to on?
Telling Western stories
Canning cherries for railroads
LYNWOOD HAI.].— Continued
"Mary Ann" •
Fall, falling, fallen
Solving the world's problems
Trying to decide
Keeping 'em guessing
Keeping sis company
Stepping with Hans
Drinking cofTec at Chase's
Making the postoflkc worthwhile
Answering the telephone
Being with Frances
Wondering what to study next
Being nice and natural
Buying more stationery
Dating — waiting
1. Gladys Nicolai
2. Clara Carlson
3. Frances Vcrkcrkc
4. Mildred Bclina
s. Florence Weiner
6. Alida Hasscmcr
7. Eleanor Ovcrby
8. Ardclla Anderson
9. Ruth Bossuener
10. Josephine Edinger
11. Anita Gundlach
12. Ruth Cooper
13. Winifred Cooper
M. Elizabeth Doolcy
She finds happiness in a Victrola and an old rocking
Studious, ambitious, and sincere.
We all love a friend like "Frana."
A future chemistry teacher at Stout.
What are the wild waves saying?
A future aesthetic dancer.
To know her is to love her.
We expect big things from big people.
Just a little bit of happiness.
Ten years hence — a conscientious teacher who loves all
"Mac's" sister — "Oh, That Saxophone Waltz."
Sweet, laughing Ruthie; may she always be happy.
Just a little girl.
She may change, but her hearty laugh will l>e the same.
TAIISTIR ANNEX— Continued
15. Frances Hill
16. Alice Cockerill
17. Elva Page
18. Edith Brcvig
19. Addye Taylor
20. Marietta DcCramer
21. Esther Sichler
2 2. Margaret Blair
23. Jessie Larson
24. Alice Thorsen
2 5. Reka Lembke
26. Frances Nelson
27. Alma Winzer
28. Mary Tomsic
29. Mary Kaschak
30. Xina VanHouten
31. Charlotte Watchorn
32. Orpha Stevens
33. Lauretta Schmidt
34. Kathleen Shannon
3 5. Mable Xecgaard
36. Alice Haslcrud
3 7 . Mildred Kleiler
38. Hazellc Flagct
39. Dorothy Gant
40. Lucille Miler
41. Florence Babcock
42. Margaret Winters
43. Vivian Hewitt
44. Winifred Arnold
45. Leola Vreeland
46. Fern Wendt
47. Dorothy Bruhn
48. Marjoric Robb
49. Hope Dcwar
5 0. Margaret Wells
51. Janet Wells
52. Kathryn Counscll
53. Elizabeth Jenkins
54. Henrietta Sievert
5 5. Xelda Damrow
A quiet little school teacher.
Because of a life-long liking tor science, she makes i
famous chemistry teacher.
Will publish a book on "Subtle Humor."
Quiet, but never idle.
Banks will play a part in her life.
A faithful member of the Annex basket-ball team.
Men may come, men may go.
But I go on forever.
She brings lots of pep and lots of fun.
Mumps! More Mumps!
True blue clear through.
Stout will be proud of her in the future.
She seems fitted for a domestic career.
One of that noisy second floor bunch.
Her optimism will lead her far.
She'll never have to count the calories.
She'll abandon Home Ec. for Dramatics.
Music will be her guiding star, leading her to lands afar.
"Jerry, and nothing but Jerry."
She will some day realize the value of speed.
Oh Raymond! Where art thou?
Her athletic sense will raise her to heights unknown.
Who can foretell what will become of her?
Just the quiet kind of a friend.
A famous seamstress she will be.
Will she ever grow up?
The Annex reporter. Good work, Lucille.
Happy-go-lucky is our Flo.
Just one of the quartette from Dclavan.
At Stout they were always together.
And they'll stay that way forever.
She will spend years in solving the problem.
"Am I too short?"
May she be happy during her married life on a farm.
"The Campus Flirt."
Hope, faith, and charity. The greatest (in this case)
Poor little roommate. Why did Janet pick on her?.
We can't imagine her married and settled down.
A conscientious and willing worker.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Tasks either great or small,
Henry masters them all.
A loving disposition and everybody's friend.
STOUT METALLURGY CLUB
y^9^ m ^HlS year marks the fourth anniversary of the Metallurgy Club. These years
f | have witnessed a noticeable improvement in the work and scope of the
sr organization, the object of which is to bring together a group of men inter-
ested in metals and metal work, to encourage a desire for further development
in this work, and to effect a closer fellowship among the men who arc majoring in the
At the meetings, held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, interesting
papers dealing with some phase of metallurgy arc read and discussed. This year each
report W3S mimeographed and a copy was given each member. In this way each
member will have in his possession, when he enters the teaching field, valuable lecture
The club has grown steadily in importance and will continue to be regarded as one
of the most practical organizations in the school.
\\ M. Pi ll RSON -
- Vice -Pi,
Mr. Flovd Kicth
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vm. L BROVN
HOY I) BUR
DONA! I) c OLE
Ik MM DO C AIRELLI
ALFRED 1 RICKSON
Mr. H. F. Good
Mr. H. ( . MM Ms
HAROLD HAW KINs
(.1 RAID FLRDON
AI LAN MURRAY
Mr. R. L. Welch
PHI! II' OLSON
w m, im n
HI NRY ROSS
GILBERT TRF.W I I k
f J* ■ HE Arcme Society is open only to students and faculty who arc members of
f |-^ the Order of the Eastern Star. Its main objective is to further the social
Vly relationship between the members. This year the society has also sponsored
^* a series of public card parties. We feel that through the Areme we arc-
able to maintain a live interest in our lodge.
OFFICERS AM) NUMBERS
Phyllis Finn President
Kathleen Shannon - - - Vice-President
Ruby Ekman s retar)
Dorothy Bahr Treasury
MlSS BUCHANAN .-- Honorary Member
Gail G. Banks
Jam Ham hi is
Gladys Pi n n
HE Trowel Club is composed of faculty and student members of The StouT 9t
Institute who arc affiliated with the Masonic fraternity.
The purposes of the club are: to promote the common interests of
the members; to create a spirit of friendship among the men by providing'./-^
with a means of becoming better acquainted with one another; and to promote ■ / "
cial and other activities of the school.
Meetings arc held twice a month. Joint meetings and socials arc held occasionally
with the Stout chapter of the Areme .
Ol I ICI-RS
Arthur Mo* i k^
L. W. Brown
( . A. How \: \\
Faculty Adt ism
ERNEST BERGR1 N
CLYDE A. BOWMAN
WM. L BROWN
GEORGI 1)1 ( K! R
( I AY TON HALVERSON
: . < . m ii'i'i I
ARTHUR MOW] RS
STEPH1 N OELLERICH
Ml I YIN S*
WM. WINGI R
THE WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
f^T^* HE Women's Athletic Association has for its purpose
f J the promotion of interest and participation in ath-
\r*^ letics for the girls of the school. The club is or-
ganized on the point system, the girls being awarded
points for their work in various sports, according to the plan
worked out by the members.
Before the girls Can become members, they must earn one
hundred fifty points, thus showing their interest and willing-
ness to carry on the club's activities.
Other awards for points are: W. A. A. emblem for
-i\ hundred fifty points, letter for eleven hundred points, and
sweater for fifteen hundred points. Points .ire earned by
participation in various athletic activities, including hiking,
swimming, skating, hockey, basket-ball, volley-ball, baseball,
The W . A. A. sponsors the following inter-class tourna-
ments; hockey, basket-ball, volley-ball, and swimming meets.
In February the club gave a Valentine Dance, the affair
being different from the usual school dances and featuring
stunts and novelty dances.
For its advisor the Association has Miss B.ilerud, our phys-
ical education instructor.
STOUT RIFLE CLUB
f^^^*^ HE Stout Rifle Club, which has for its purpose the promoting of better
| |"^ marksmanship among its members, was organized on May I7, 1927. It is
^^X affiliated with the National Rifle Association from which it receives yearly
allotments of ammunition and equipment for target practice. The club,
which is divided into three teams, has a total of sixty members. All phases of rifle
practice and marksmanship arc taught to the members according to and in full com-
pliance with rules and regulations given by the National Rifle Association. Indoor
rifle practice is held on a multiple range which the club has built in the Stout Armory.
Arrangements are completed for outdoor target practice with high power rifles on the
Company A's range during the summer months. Students, faculty members, and em-
ployees of The Stout Institute are eligible for membership.
OI IK IRS
Paul C. Nelson
Ray Werm k
Charles R. Stro\(.
S < /<m
•"j""'^ RACTICALI.Y all of the Stout parties in the past year have danced to
I^J the music of Benny's Band. This orchestra was reorganized with a nucleus
IT from Bud's Novelty Band which play for college dances last year.
The orchestra is composed of Stout and Mcnomonie high school students.
The variety of their programs was maintained by constant practice, and their popularity
increased steadily during the year.
The personnel includes: Bernard Schadney, director and violin; Mrs. Vera Tilleson
and John Barber, piano; John Favillc, and George Mcrdutt, drums; Noel Winn. Philip
Olson, and Theodore Pierson, saxophones; Paul Kabot and Bud Micheels, trumpets;
Claire Knutson, trombone; Harold Rcppe, banjo; Leonard Howe, bass.
THE STOUT ATHLETIC COUNCIL 1927*28
f/^ ' HE aim and desire of the council is to direct and encourage all kinds of
■ I "^ athletics, award letters, emblems, and monograms, and to maintain the highest
^J*X possible standards in all athletics in which The Stout Institute is represented.
Representatives are appointed from the faculty by the President of
the school. Two students from each class are elected by their classmates, and hold
office for one school year.
C. A. Bowman-
Business Mattagi r
C. A. Bowman, Floyd Keith, Miss Balerud, S. E. Paulus
Seniors: Gladys Vatcr, Richard Radkc Sophomores: Adele Lanckton, Salter Jeske
Juniors: Emma Soggc, Leslie Loomer Freshmen: Florence Babcock, Roland Eraser.
S. E. Paulus, coach of athletics at Stout,
started his work here in the fall semester of
1927. Much praise is due this man, not for
the conditions of the teams, nor for the show-
ing they made in the conference, but for the
fighting spirit which he instilled into his teams
whether winning or losing. He has the ability
to whip raw material into shape. He believes
in clean, sportsman-like competition.
Captain Ion Hankc won his title through
his ability as a football player, and his clean,
sportsman-like attitude on the field. "Duff"
has played two years under the blue and white
and was always On the job and feared by his
opponents. His first year found him in the
backfield, but this year he was shifted to center
and was Stout's defensive backbone. He was
ranked as one of the foremost centers in the
V E F
THE 1927 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
24 The first game of the season was a victory for the Stout Trainers in the
defeat of the Winona State Teachers, score 6 to 12.
1 Battling on a wet field at La Crosse found Stout playing its first conference
game, coming out on short end of a 26 to 7 score.
8 In their second victory Stout defeated the Army eleven to the tunc of 25 to 0.
1 5 The big game of the year at River Falls. Over three hundred students went
over. Stout took its second defeat, but tried a corking aerial attack which
nearly proved successful. Score 19 to 7.
29 In their first appearance on home soil the Trainers bowed to Superior, 6 to 21,
but not before we had thrown several firebrands into the smoothly running
\'m ember —
5 Homecoming, Eau Claire here. Real rivalry. The boys from over cast were
entirely outplayed, outwitted, and outguessed. Score 10 to 6.
THE 1928 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
29 We play La Crosse on home grounds.
6 Paulus' machine plays at Fort Snelling.
13 River I alls here. Homecoming.
20 Trainers meet the Stevens Pointers here.
27 Stout plays Superior on their field.
.Voi ember —
16 A journey to Whitewater Normal.
23 On the last trip we play Eau Claire Normal.
George F. Miller Director of Athletics
S. E. Paulus Head Coach
A. MlTTEN, R. Radke Assistant Coaches
C. A. Bowman Pres. Athletic Council
Floyd Keith Faculty Manager
Arthur Mowers Student Manager
Lawrence Johnson ...... Assistant Student Manager
Ion Hanke - Captain
Martin Opem, Lewis Erchui Captains-Elect
M. Crcngn L. Loomcr. '28
N. Olson. '29; D- Harris, '30; G. Fcrdon. '29
C Brown. '50; V. Jeskt, '29
I. Hankc. '29
W. Peterson, '28; M. Jackson, '21
v ». 1'wmtti. 'JOj I). I vans '29
H. Anderson. '29
H. Hawkins. '30; J. Notebaart. "29
I I rchul. *29
M. Opem, "29; J. Johnson. '29
F. Decker. '29j W. Peterson. '21
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1928 FOOTBALL SEASON
Julian N. Johnson
(~\ y\ HEX Sil Paulus entered the Trainer camp as head football coach of The Stout
/ I I I nst ' tutc team, he was met with a group of thirty-five husky candidates
V"^r that were working for various positions on the varsity squad.
Much praise is due Coach Paulus, not only for the condition, but also
for the general morale of the team. He developed a group of pluggers who fought
every inch of the field, winning or losing. Under his guidance and the field generalship
of Captain Hanke, the season was successful.
Fourteen veterans reported for the first practice, Captain Hanke, Cvengros, Lootner,
Olson, Fcrdon, Opem, Peterson, Jackson, Paciotti, Hawkins, Notebaart, Erchul, Decker,
Johnson, and Radke. Of course, there were early season defects, and the loss of Radke
was a severe blow to the Stout machine, but the general results were fine.
The first tilt of the season found the Trainers at Winona State Teachers' College
where they emerged victorious with a 12 to 6 score. Stout scored in the second
quarter on a series of passes, with Cvengros spearing a thirty yard heave from Radke.
Later in the same period,, Notebaart intercepted a pass and dashed eighty yards for a
The next week Stout opened the conference season at LaCrosse. Wide awake to
all opportunities and taking full advantage of all breaks, the down river team scored
a 3 1 to 6 victory. Erchul smashed over for the only touchdown in the second quarter.
Hawkins, playing his first game at the quarterback position, came through in fine
style, passing, running, blocking, in fact, handling the team like a seasoned general,
but both Erchul and Hawkins received such punishment that they were on the
casualty list for the next three weeks.
The following week the team journeyed to St. Paul to meet the Army eleven where
they demonstrated a beautiful passing attack that the soldiers could not solve. After
1928 FOOTBALL SEASON— Continued
several exchanges of punts, in which departments Stout excelled, Snclling tumbled and
Stout recovered on the Army five yard line. Decker carrying the ball over for the first
six point marker. In the second quarter a beautiful pass from Peterson to Cvengros
gave Stout its second touchdown; again in the third quarter Decker reached high
into the air, gathered in the oval, and trotted twenty yards for the third touchdown.
The final six points came in the latter part of the fourth quarter when Mike speared
one of Peterson's speedy passes and romped twenty-five yards for the fourth and final
touchdown, bringing the score to 25-0. Paciotti and Olson played strong defensive
games and often tore through the line, stopping the Army backs before they could
get under way.
The next game found the Blue and White battling the powerful River Falls
aggregation at their homecoming celebration. Fighting consistently and threatening
the enemy's goal in all periods. Stout was nevertheless no match for River Falls on
1928 FOOTBALL SEASON— Continued
Straight football and bowed to the Teachers 19 to 0. Anderson displayed some nice
tackling and often stopped onward inarches of the River Falls backs. The entire line
fought like demons even it the odds were against them and often broke through to
stop the opposition. Opem played a strong defensive game, making several tackles in
the open field which would have meant sure touchdowns if missed. The Pctcrson-tO-
N'otcbaart passing combination functioned beautifully at times and often completed
passes for much yardage.
Then came a weeks rest, time which Paulus used in preparation for stopping the
powerful attack of the Northerners, and stop them he did. It was the first appearance
of the Blue and White on home soil and, though they received their third conference
defeat, it was not before Stout had thrown several demoralizing firebrands into the
smooth Tubbs machine that the argument was settled. All three touchdowns came
in what may be termed "flukes;" Stout opened up with a vicious aerial attack that
scored the first touchdown and was on its way to the second when the breaks began.
From then on conditions reversed and Superior scored three times, to end the fray with
an 18 to 6 score. Captain Hanke demonstrated his ability by stopping the fleet Superior
backs in their tracks. Jackson played a strong defensive game and much of that
day's performance placed him at guard on the All Conference Eleven. Brown, who
went into the line, held his own and few yards were gained over his position.
The final game of Stout's Football season was a fitting conclusion to the Home-
coming program when they administered a terrible beating to Eau Claire, 8 to 0.
The score tells little because the Blue and White threatened repeatedly, but due to
the adverse weather conditions fumbling was frequent. The famous Petcrson-to-
Notebaart combination brought the ball up to the enemy's eight yard line; after Decker
and Opem had advanced the ball to the two yard line, F.rchul smashed over for the
lone touchdown, a safety coming early in the opening period. Stout had little use
All Conference CiiurJ
1928 FOOTBALL SEASON— Continued
for the forward pass, finding the visitor's line easy at all times. In the fourth
quarter Stout threatened, having the ball on the one yard line only to be held for
downs. There was no question in the minds of the homecoming crowds as to which
was the superior team. Stout gained ground on nearly every thrust and should have
scored at least four touchdowns. Eau Claire looked good only once, that in the
last minute of play when a Stout punt was caught on the dead run and returned to
the eight yard line. Stout held, in this one supreme test, without apparent difficulty,
rounding out as clean a win as could be recorded.
The season closed found the Trainers making a percentage of 500, winning three
and losing three. Thus ended the season of \92j. Although apparently unsuccessful
in winning a high place in the state conference, Stout made a creditable showing
that upholds the laurels of the Blue and White.
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Jl The TOWERS
Back MVOi Unhlcr. ('■iiiullach, Kcss, Muller, Hanson
Middle raw. Head Coach I'aulus, Col ton, Kuhc. Oellerich, Heck, Heath. Coach Ka<ikc
Front ron: Morrison. Rcedcr, Becker, Frascr, (apt.. Tucker, Paulug, Kariak
THE FKOSH SQUAD
REVIEW OF THE 1931 FRESHMEN FOOTBALL SEASON
OR the first time in the history of the school. The Stout Institute has been
represented by a Frosh football team.
The team started the season with about twenty-five yearlings who
answered the call. Under the tutelage of Coach Radkc the Frosh squad
developed into a smooth working unit that scrimmaged against the varsity, giving
the latter stiff opposition at all times.
The only encounter that the squad entered into took place at River Falls where
they emerged on the short end of a 10 to 13 score.
Captain Frazer, Paulus, Hanson, Reeder, Kogl, and Morrison seemed to stand out
during the season and should prove strong contenders for the various varsity positions
when the call is issued for the 1928-29 season.
OUR CHEER LEADERS
OUTSTANDING in the 1927-28 season of Stout's competition arc the four
persons who have merited and received the school's sincere admiration. The
responsibility of leading the cheering of Stout fell upon Harold Rcppe.
rooter king, Corene Baysinger, Roland Norris, and Bill Gardner. This
team of cheer leaders has shown what real school spirit at Stout should be.
Harold Reppc. rooter king, performed his duties in a most satisfactory way. During
his List year with us he has given us his best.
Corene Baysinger. a senior and the only girl on the team, was always peppy and
a very interested follower of all the games.
Roland Norris and Bill Gardner, acting as cheer leaders for the first time, seemed
almost like veterans at the job. Both did all they could for the promotion of school
■3T T h e
Fred De< ker
S. E. Paulus
tebaart, Mower*, Student Manager.
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THE BASKET-BALL SEASON
/^ 1^ HEX Coach Paulus issued his first call for basket-ball material he had no small
/ I | problem facing him. As was witnessed all year. Stout had a schedule that
V<^/ may be classed as the toughest in the entire conference. Thirty-five men
responded to first summons; this squad worked for about two weeks; then
the usual elimination began and the squad was cut down to twelve men.
With the loss of such men as Radke and Tillcson, all conference forwards. Coach
Paulus faced the problem of developing a pair of forwards who could take their place.
Opem. Xotebaart. Schaudc, Jackson, and Cvcngros alternated during the season, with
the major duties falling on Opem and Xotebaart. Peterson played his third and last
year at center while Decker and Greeley did duty on the rear wall.
In the first game of the season with the Winona Teachers' College, five extra min-
utes of play were needed for the Trainers to win. In the extra period the Trainers
showed a new style of play by coming through with a 21 to 28 victory.
The next game with Luther Phalen was a duplicate of the first, a win for the
The first setback of the season came when the boys lost to Fort Snelling by a 28 to
The same week another game was played at Luther Phalen. but this ended in a
defeat for the Trainers bv a score of 28 to 19.
( VI \GROS
(,Rl I I I V
THE BASKET-BALL SEASON— Continued
The first conference game was lost to River Falls. It was a fast, hard fought game.
However, the Falls boys had a little edge on Stout boys and beat them by a score of
29 to 19.
Stout's second conference game was played with I.aCrosse. Coach Tyler's basketeen
showed excellent form and defeated Stout by 32 to I7. Xotebaart led in scoring.
Greeley and Decker played a steady game at guard.
Thursday, February 9, found Stout battling her old rival on the home court. Both
teams played splendid basket-ball. The game ended with Stout 27, Eau Claire 22.
The next week Stout met LaCrosse and suffered a defeat. Though the Trainers
fought hard, they could not quite out-fight their opponents and got the short end of
32 to I7 score.
The next game was played away from home with Superior. Superior kept the
lead through the entire game; the game was a slow and rugged one, the Trainers coming
back with a 36 to 22 beating.
A fast and furious game played at Stout was that with Superior, when at the last
minute of play the Trainers lost 31 to 29.
The last game of the season was played at Eau Claire. The entire student body
backed the team and Stout appeared at Eau Claire one hundred per cent. Stout started
the game with a fine show of teamwork, but Eau Claire had a little over them and won
31 to 2 7 .
I 1 ! 11 RSON
S with football, this is the first time in the history of the school that St
has been represented on the hard court by a Frosh team, and stiH more unu
is it to be represented by such a squad as the student body had a chance
witness in action this year.
Captained by "Lu" Paulus and coached by Rox Radkc, this band of yearlings en-
tered eighteen frays, and out of every battle they emerged victorious. Such a record is
one we read about but never see. This tribe tasted victory in every conference camp;
with three years to perfect their style of attack and play, they should hang up an
enviable record for their Alma Mater.
Besides defeating both River Falls and Eau Claire twice, they won the city cham-
pionship which lis. a credit to the school and an honor to the Frosh class of 1931.
Sep/ c in her —
6. We started school.
9. The first dance of the year w.is .in
S. S. A. mixer.
10. Call issued for football men. Big
12. Churches of Mcnomonic gave so
rial* for the students.
14. Warning issued by the Sophs for
the Frosh to get their green caps.
15. Sophs came to school and found
the Frosh emblem at the top of
the flag pole.
I7. Benny's Band played for another
S( ptember — Cont'd.
18. Freshmen girls were entertained by
the Home Economics Club at a
19. A green flag floating in the breeze
was the cause of several dips in
20. Messrs. Brown and Tustison left for
U. of W .
21. The M. A. P. admitted thirteen
2 5. Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. mixer
dance. Lots of pep and lots of
Ber\uie s f^anol E.Tvtertaan.s
24. Paulus' new squad showed possibili-
ties in first encounter, — a victory
of 12 to 6 over Winona Teachers'
27. The Stout Student Advisory Board
replaced the former Student
28. The school directory helped us to
identify our new acquaintances.
Past is- 1
Sep I cm her — Cont'd.
27. Wc enjoyed looking through the
first issue of The Stoutonia.
30. The Men's Glee Club put on a live-
1. We were defeated at LaCross.. Jl
J. Model Home, with many features
made possible by Stout students,
thrown open to public.
6. The Hecrman quartet was our first
Lyceum number. Well attended.
7. The S.M.A. sponsored a dance, fea-
turing Benny's Band.
October — Cont'd.
8. Faculty and student body suffering
from an unprecedented spell of
11. Stout defeated Fort Snelling at
Snclling, 25 to 0.
14. Interesting decorations featured
the Metallurgy dance.
15. Stout defeated by River Falls at the
Falls, 19 to 0. Over three hun-
dred people, both students and
townspeople, attended the game.
I7. Frosh defeated the Sophs in the
first bag rush in the history of
the school. Entertainment for
all except the participants.
JitJf* it) i**»iyx cLu Oh, Mt ft-lkr /j.j/
October — (
21. The railroad officials wore investiga-
ting a charge that a number of
the Stout Freshmen had en
a little trip on the Northwej
Railroad and had secured live-
stock rates in so d<
24. The Stout Rifle Club began its in-
--. Chandra Gooneratne, a young man
from India, gave a talk on the
youth movement in aaembly.
28. A Special pep assembly held at noon
for the Superior game.
We were defeated by Superior : 1
to 6. but when that game wax
over. Superior knew that they
had played football. Were
proud of our team.
^ p pe a. r on.
.Yoi ember —
4. The M.A.P. play. "The Show Off."
given in the Auditorium, was the
Not i nsbtr — Cont'd.
first event of Homecoming. At
10:30. the same night, the owl
pep test was held. Boy! what
The big game. We won fro:
Claire 8-0. The student body
was so full of pep it neari
ploded. The victorious team and
coach were carried from the field
by the F. O. B. and the student
body. It was a great game.
that night the victory dance
eld. It was announced that
Olson's Art Shop won the win-
dow prize, and the Hyperians
won the float prize.
A new card system tried out at the
Ian Hankc opened the Men's Club
II. The Stoutonia sponsored a peppy
dance at the gym.
15. The Science Club became a new
is. All-school cage tourney started
with many teams on deck.
21. The Stoutonia announced that we
were to have a hockey team.
22. Eight printers' devils were initiated
into the S.T.S.
Not ember — Cont'd.
24. Thanksgiving Day.
25. The Tower Tacky Drag. Biggest
hit of the season. Dusty was
plenty wild and Dorothy looked
plenty meek. They both took
first prizes for costumes.
28. Basket-ball call sounded and re-
sponded to by about thirty-six
29. Final game of all school tourney.
Won by Senior Six, champions of
2. Everyone enjoyed the Tower Bene-
fit Movie. It was appropriate, be-
ing Marion Davies in "The Fair
3. The Trowel Club was reorganized
with fifteen charter members.
4. The Hyperians, the S.M.A., and the
Philos opened the rushing season.
■nber — Cont'd.
6. Seniors appeared in their new jack-
ets of black bearing numerals
'28 in orange.
mber — Cont'd.
S. Mrs. McCaulcy, past President of
the American Legion Auxiliary,
entertained us with her experi-
ences at the Legion Convention
held in Paris.
9. The Philos sponsored a Christmas
14. Swut defeated Winona in a five-
minute overtime period.
15. "For the Love of Pete" and "Poor
Maddelcna" were presented in the
16. At 4:15 our vacation began.
3. Everyone back for the reopening of
school after the holidays.
4. Fellows, keep a weather eye on the
women; it's Leap Year.
5. Punk Guyott was elected manager
of the hockey team.
6. The first dance of the leap year was
held and we found many enter-
prising young women in Stout
Institute. Miss Balcrud an-
nounced that the dancing class
would be held every Saturday
afternoon from now on.
January — Cont'd.
-. M.A.P. held a grand and glorious
10. Stout defeated the Red Birds in a
fast, thrilling game. 22 to 20.
12. low Sarctt, poet, woodsman, and
professor, gave a matchless lec-
ture-recital at the Lyceum and
talked at a dinner given by Inky
Mr. Bowman told all about his
trip to Los Angeles to the Ma
cional Vocational Convention in
13. The Stout Men's Glee Club enter-
14. We defeated Luther Phalen College
here, 21 to 15.
4.nH Z »
January — Cont'd.
19. The skating rink down on the lot
has been well used by the stu-
The first semester ended.
The first mid-semester, semi-formal
dance was given by the Hyperi-
ans, Philos, and S.M.A.'s. The
gym was beautifully decorated in
blue, gold, and white. Everyone
had an unusually good time.
January — Cont'd.
23. Registration day. Mr. Brown and
Mr. Tustison are with us again,
but Mr. Keith and Mr. Good are
on leave of absence for the
26. The Faculty - Senior Basket - ball
game held in the Stout Armory.
30. Initiation Week ushered in. The
society pledges are willing to per-
form peculiar antics to placate
the "actives" in each organiza-
2. The Stout Band, directed by Mr.
Ingraham. entertained the stu-
dent body in assembly.
3. Stout Trainers leave to play their
first conference games. River
Falls and LaCrosse.
9. Stout vs. Eau Claire. Result: 2j to
22 in favor of Stout. Frosh won
21 to 15.
£da C I dire V«gnoui4K«.oj
/ ebruar} — Cont'd.
10. LaCrosse defeated Stout here. J2 to
15. Dr. Julian li. Arnold lecturing on
widely varied subject*. 1 Ic is to
be here three days.
16. The Lyceum number was Dr. Hil-
ton I. Jones, who lectured on
Human Chemistry. He and Dr.
Arnold were entertained at din-
ner by the Science Club.
2 J. The most gala event of the season.
the MA.P. Costume Hall.
Word received from President
Nelson that Stout was admitted
with A classification to the
American Association of Teach-
ers' ( ,o| leges.
; . Superior defeats Stout on the local
floor. 51 to 29.
9. Three hundred rooters accompanied
Stout Varsity to Eau Claire.
Stout defeated by small icore, ; :
to 28. 1 rosh won preliminary
game, 19 to M.
March — Cont'd.
10. Hyperians entertained faculty of
the School of Household Arts at
a Spring Tea.
M. News came from President Nelson
that Stout had been accepted by
the North Central Association
of Colleges and Secondary
17. Stout Home Economics Club trans-
formed the gym into an Irish
bower and gave a St. Patrick's
18. Lynwood Hall entertained all of its
friends at .\\\ Open House.
I he men of' the school presented
the assembly program.
23. "Whens Your Birthday?" The
M.A.P.s presented a play by that
24. S.M.A. sponsored a Spring Matinee
IS. Many students alarmed tor tear
they will take the mumps, s, .
eral cases in school.
Coeds' Seiitirnent turns to
Lort&er- • h.aAr*
March — Cont'd.
28. Sally Martin was chosen Queen of
the Second Annual Junior Prom
by Ray Werner.
29. The girls presented a fine musical
program at assembly.
There was keen competition at
the girls' swimming meet. Th-.'
Sophomores were victorious.
1. When going on in April Fool's
Day picnic be sure that the
lunch - basket really contains
food. (Names on req,
•4. W"e spent a pleasant evening at the
Girls' Glee Club Concert.
6. Our three-day holiday begins with
-. More snow, and less amusement.
8. Too wet under foot for hiking.
9. The U. of W. Men's Glee Club sang
for us under the auspices of the
12. The Menomonie Commercial Club
showed us some good vaudeville.
Apr A — Cont'd.
14. Matinee dance given by the S.S.A.
Big athletic "pow-wow" held in
cafeteria. Manv athletes from
surrounding territory were pres-
ent to hear Glenn Thistlewaite.
head football coach at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin.
21. The second Annual Junior Prom
drew a capacity crowd to the
2-. The last Tower benefit of the year
took the form of a follies show.
30. M.A.P. began rehearsals for the
>»> ZW/ Af *z
T O W E P
I had the swcllest little girl,
A foull co-ed named Esther,
She had the looks, but not the brains. —
She's not here this semester.
A ring on the hand is worth two on the phone.
Instructor: "Give mc a sentence with the word analysis."
Clayt: "Mary is my girl analysis her ristcr."
DO\ I tSK Ml ANOTHER
Mr. Davison: >X"ho was in command of the English at New York during the
Banks (innocently): "How?"
Mr. Davison: "Right!"
George: "You know that five you owe mc?"
George: "\X'cll. don't worry about it; there's no use of both of us worrying about
Prof: "U'hat is meant by expansion and contraction caused by the various tem-
Stude: ' VX'ell. when a thing gets cold it gets smaller and when it gets hot
Prof.: "Give an example of each."
Stude: "In winter the days arc short because it is cold; and in summer, when it
is warm, the days arc long."
"NX ill you support the Tower?"
"I understand they have a staff."
Elva: "Gee. you think you're wise."
Edith: ">X'cll. I am wise. I'm $o wise no one understands mc.
T O W E
Lives of Seniors all remind us,
We should strive to do our best,
And departing leave behind us,
Notebooks that will help the rest.
Miss Balcrud to Gym class: "Lots of girls use dumb-bells to get color in their
Bright One: "And lots of girls use color on their cheeks to get dumb-bells."
CO- (watching football game): 'What's the matter with that play"'*'
ED: "Nothing. What's ailing your sight?"
CO-: "Well, the Captain yelled, 'Punk Formation."
Julian: "You want to keep your eyes open when you go through the Home
Economics Building tomorrow."
Julian: "Well, you would look funny with your eyes closed."
K.ischak: "Tomsic. for Pete's sake, close that door. There's a draft in here; do
you want to catch a cold?"
Tommy: "Don't talk so much and there won't be a draft."
TRIPS TO THE DEAN
First Time: Accident.
Second Time: Coincidence.
Third Time: Bad habit.
Lyn: "Look out, or you will swallow that spoon!"
Wood: "Don't worry; I am hanging on to the other end."
Ann: "What makes that new baby at your house cry so much, Ne\?"
Nex: "It doesn't cry so much. And. anyway, if you had all your hair off
and your teeth out, and your legs were so weak you couldn't stand on them, I guess
you'd feel like crying, too."
Miss Baker: "I dislike chewing gum in the classroom and on the dance floor."
Senior: "Don't step on my SENIOR JACKET. It is like stepping on the Ameri-
Charleston: "Oh. so you're a Southerner, too. Where is your home?"
Brooks: "Wilmar, Southern Minnesota."
A. Thorsen: "Talk about your law-breakers at Home-makers'. Why, even the
baby is one."
M. Blair: "How do you reason?"
A. Thorsen: "Anti-prohibitionist. Must hive her bottle!"
Soggc: "Say, kids. I know where we can get the best chicken dinners for fifteen
The Gang: "Where?"
Sogge: "At a teed store."
"Shall I brain him?" cried the Sophomore, and the victim's courage fled.
"No. you cannot: he's a Freshman; so just hit him on the head."
Kokomo says that when he gets to the top of the ladder of success, he isn't going
to remember the ones who held it for him, because he will have used a step-ladder.
Student: "Where are you now in Economics?'
Same: "In the last stages of Consumption."
Little bank roll, ere we part,
Let me hug you to my Heart,
For a year I've clung to you.
I've been faithful, you've been true.
Little bank roll, one glad day
You and I both went away
To a gay and festive spot.
I've come back, but — you have not!
Josephine: "Did you ever take chloroform?"
Anita: "No, who teaches it?"
In the spring the Stout man's fancy
Swiftly turns to thoughts of canoes-
The pen is mightier than the sword, but beware who runs the pen.
Our forefathers did wonderful things.
Sh, it's all right to talk about your family tree if it isn't too shady.
First Flea: "Been on a hike?"
Second Flea: "Xo, on a tramp.'
Prof: "Before a man is married he is a dude. After he is married he is subdued."
Tusty, entering one of the coaches on the Eau Claire Special train:
cials sent me in here to chaperone the faculty.''
"Well, the offi-
He: "Shall \vc waltz?"
She: "It's all the same to me."
"Ye$, I've noticed that."
Found on Homesick's registration card:
Name of Parents: Papa and Mama.
"Well, anyway," said the optimistic chemistry student, who had just swall
a test tube of mercury. "I've got some metal in me at last."
Miss Bachman (in Biologv : "The class will new name some of the species of in-
sects starting with Mr. F. Greeley."
A LESSON' IN GRAMMAR
You sec .1 beautiful girl walking down the street. She is, of course, feminine. If
she is singular, you become nominative. You walk across to her. changing the verbal
and then becoming dative. You walk home together. Her mother is accusative and
you become imperative. Her brother is an indefinite article. You walk in and sit
down. You talk of the future and change to the object. Her father becomes present
and \ou become the past participle.
Two Stout boys were discussing a coming double date.
The Other One: "Where are we going tonight?'
Big Pete: "Don't know; will have to ask thj boss."
S. Cotton: "That girl sure is graceful."
H. Rysberg: "How come?"
S. Cotton: "I didn't step on her toes once."
G. Merdutt: "What kind of shoes do ycu think I ought to wear with these goH
J. Notebaart: "Hip boots."
Student reviewing Chemistry: "What is chj best solvent for gold?"
First Roer..: ace: "What is the formula for carbon monoxkh?"
First Roommate: "What is the formula f dioxide?"
First Roommate: "Why. how funny. I thought they were two different things.
Kamm (in St. Paul): "Lcok at : : Aren't they numerous?"
Koccmo: "Yes. and ain't there a lot of th.-m?"
"What's that awful noise in the hall?"
"Bill Dumb Just dropped three subjects."
"Oh, you don't know how much we depend on the mail."
Precept rcsv: "Yes. and I know how you spell that word, too.'
Mr. Welch: "Say, Richards, what is your interpretation of co-ordir
Richards: "Well, a-a-a-a-a. that's when we get together and co-ordinate."
Tin-: l n ( iHK i a>:\s i.ovi: sox;
Within my heart, throughout the past,
And through magnetic fields it passed
Those bodies, charged .imi dangerous,
That struggle CO entwine us.
Passed near me, registering plus.
But I was always minus.
And then I came within your field;
'Twas surely providential.
I or. suddenly. I felt, revealed.
The force of your potential.
Your power is ruthlessly applied.
Ever I thrill .\nd quiver
Mure positively electrified.
But you are negativer?
\ou flee away from me.
As if my love confounded JTOUJ
Where is your conductivity,
\ las sonic disaster grounded you?
The force between US, vou're aware.
You'll pardon my insistence.
Varies inversely as the square
Oi intervening distance.
Who has short-circuited our
Let's banish all deterrents
And turn our intermittent sparks
To alternating currents!
My voltage is tremendous; oh,
1 would your heart were warmer,
I wish I were your dynamo,
And you were my transformer!
THE MENOMONIE SECTION
This section cf The Tower is paid for by Menomonie business men who believe in
advertising which will benefit their city in general. The story and photographs which
follow give the reader complete and worthwhile information regarding the city of
Mcncmonie. We are indeed glad to include this section in our book, and wish to thank
the men who made it possible. The following business houses are Tower boosters; give
them your patronage.
.American bakery Materials Company
Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
S. K. Andreassen, D.V.S.
Xels Anshus, Jeweler
Badger State Lumber Company
Bailey Insurance Agency
Bank of Menomonie
Belair Studio. Photographer
Boothby Print Shop
Boston Drug Store
D. A. Bowerman, D.D.S.
S. Brace, D.D.S.
Mrs. I). C. Brennan, Kitchen Shop
A. J. Brummond. Tinsmith
A. E. Bryant. DA s.
C. & O. Livery, "Rent-a-Car"
W. H. Carrington, Barber
C .uier Ice & Fuel Company
Central House & Bus Station
( hase & Wagner, Candy Shoppe
City Fuel & Storage ( ompany
( . I . Clark. D.D.S.
F. A. Clark, Attorney
Clear Oil Company
Diamond Hat Shop
Herbert Dixon, Wholesale Shoes
Doorway Pastry Shop
John Duesing, Insurance
Dunn Count) News
Eau Claire Press
Ehrhard & Quilling, Dn
I Kcelsior Brick Company
Fanners' Store Company, Gen'I Mdse.
E. A. Peldt, Grocer
1 irst National Bank
I. D. lisher. Variety Store
Flick Auto Company
Puller Auto Company
C. A. Fuller, D.D.S.
Gamble Auto Supply Company
Golden Rule, Variety Store
Goodrich Furniture Store
Graven & Wilcox, Shoes
Gregg's Music Store
Harry Halberg, Painting & Decorating
Hamerlv, P. H., Monument Dealer
Hansen Tire Shop
\l. A. 1 l.mson. Postmaster
V. W. Harrington, D.D.S.
1 base's Apparel Shop
Dr. A. F. Heising
A. I ■ I lerrem, Tailor
Frank Hint/man, Furniture
J. T. Holstein, Meat Market
I losi'ord. Electric Shop
Hotel Marion. Nick Jcatran. Prop.
Ingraham Bros. & Torrey, Jewelers
S. B. Ingram. life Insurance
A. J. Josephson, Dry Goods and
[ungck Hardware Company
n Kabot, Northwest Finance Co.
Kraft State Bank
Anna Preiser, Beauty Parlor
I. Kyle, Osteopath
Lakeview Barber Shop
I ammer's GrOCerj
1 1. \\ . I aramy, Chiropractor
I ee's Drug Store
Dr. W'm, Lumsden
Ole Madsen. Jeweler
M. A. M.utison
J. A. McClellan, Oil Station
Menomonie Auto Company
Menomonie baking Company
Menomonie Dairy Company
Menomonie Dye House
Mcnomonie-Eau Claire Nurseries, Inc.
Menomonie Fuel & Supply Company
Menomonie Gas Company
Menomonie Grocer Company
Menomonie Hudson- 1 iSSex Sales
Menomonie Insurance Agency
Menomonie Oil Company
Menomonie Shoe Shining Parlor
Menomonie Table Supply
John Meyer, Tailor
Micheels Clothes Shop
Milady's Shoppe. Beaut\ Parlor
Miller Smoke Shop
C. J. Mower, Grocer
.MKiN OMOME SECTION— Continued
I. W. Messer, Barber
Nestle's Food Company
Xocr Drug Company
Northern States Power Company
A. R. Olson, Art Store
Carl Olson, Undertaker
O. & X. Lumber Company
< )ae Minute Lunch
ions & Ready-to- Wear
Peerless Grill, "Home of Good Food"
Carl E. Peterson, Mayor
( . A. Pinkepank, Grocer
Randle's Service Station
Red Owl Groc
Richardson & Richardson, Chiropractors
Rudiger Radio Shop
Schneider Brothers. City Meat Market
August SchcenofT, Plumbing
Shaker Studio, Photographer
J. E. Sleeper
Orphcum & Grand Theatres
Standard Oil Company
Drs. Steves, Halgrcn & Long
C. B. Stone, Life Insurance
A. Summerheld, Men's & I aches' Clothes
I kins Swenby, Furniture
Vvcnson & Berndt, Shoes
Robert Taufman. Mgr. Express Office
Ttare Clothing Company
O. A. Tilleson, Meats
Vanity Beauty Parlor
W'ehrle Apparel Shop
Henry Will, Marion Barber Shop
Williams Bros.. Hdwc. & Machinery
Wilson I and & Lumber Company
Winona Oil Company
Wisconsin Milling Company
Si \ \ i or James H. Stout
Pioneer Mcnomonie Business Man
Founder of The Stout Institute
To Whose Memory
This Section of The Tower Is Dedicated
THE FOUNDER OF STOUT
AN EDUCATIONAL PIONEER
*/•? f HI. late Senator James H. Stout, lumberman, pioneer in education, and promi-
| |"^ neni citizen of Mencmonie, was the founder of the famous school that car-
V I y rics his name. Mr. Stout was a man of far vision and philanthropic tendencies.
"* He had an intense and generous interest in the welfare of humanity. He loved
the boys and girls and they loved and admired him. It may be said that his later life
was diligently devoted to the unfolding of an idea that had for its purpose the practical
training of the mind and hand of the young people.
The school had its beginning in 1890 in a small way and from that time until his
death in 1910 Mr. Stout's educational activities grew in interest and widened in scope
with the development of The Stout Institute.
Mr. Stout's efforts in the service of education brought him to the front in a con-
spicuous way in Wisconsin, and as the school grew his work came into national promi-
No sketch of his life in brief space can do justice to the man and his service to
humanity. He gave unsparingly, unselfishly of his time, thought, and mone> to the
upbuilding of the school that he had conceived for the "promotion of learning, skill,
industry, and honor."
Mencmonie. home of The Stout Institute, claims marked advantages from many
viewpoints. Not only is it known throughout the country as a city of educational
initiative, but it is commanding increasing attention for other excellent reasons. It
is noted as a city of good homes, .i city about which revolves the life of a rich,
progressive, and promising agricultural community; the center of almost unlimited water
power, developed and undeveloped; a city which holds forth exceptional prospects to the
manufacturer; favored with splendid transportation facilities, it invites the attention
of those interested in distribution; located on the banks of the Red Cedar River and
Lake Menomin and surrounded by a beautiful country in which abound streams that arc
well stocked with fish, it is in the heart of a paradise for the disciples of Izaak W.ilton,
while the fertile prairies and restful valleys within easy distance are a lure alike to the
home seeker and the tourist.
Among the industries which support this thriving community, agriculture must
he accorded first position. Originally a part of the great timber district and the seat of
the operations of the famous Knapp, Stout and Company, lumber manufacturers, Dunn
County has gradually evolved into one of the richest farming areas in Northern Wis-
consin. Dairying is the line of farming that is most favored and a tour through
the districts contiguous to Mcnominic invariably surprises the traveler by the character
of the farm homes which it reveals. Wisconsin is known as the greatest dairy state
in the Union and Dunn County ranks among the highest of the seventy-one counties
of the state in the output of butter. All of the cattle in Dunn County have been
tested for tuberculosis by the State of Wisconsin. Milk that is produced by healthy cows
has a greater value and is safer for children. Hogs from counties that have had their
cattle tested sell at a higher price on the market.
While Mcnomonie is essentially an agricultural community as a center of a rich
dairy section, dotted with flourishing creameries and cheese factories, it has a splendid
representation along industrial lines. Prominent in the industries are three large
brickyards, tapping inexhaustible beds of finest clay. The flour industry likewise com-
mands especial attention. Products of these industries go to all parts of the world.
One of the largest manufacturers of hardwood lumber in the state has its headquarters
in Mcnomonie as does also one of the large chains of lumber yards. A piano factory,
nurseries, and greenhouses, cigar factories, metal works, and dairy enterprises, including
several large creameries, cheese factories, and a condensery contribute to a liberal
payroll for Mcnomonie workmen.
Menomonie's retail facilities provide ^n exceptional service. The city is a trade
center for a large area, attracting shoppers for miles around by the complete, up-to-date,
and high quality stocks of goods. Wholesale establishments are also well represented.
Strong, growing banks form a vital part of the business lite of Menomonie and
provide complete financial facilities for the needs of the community. The deposits in
these banks will aggregate about S7. 000, 000.
The City of Menomonie is under the Commission Form of Government, govern-
mental affairs being in the hands of a mayor and two councilmen. How well the
people are satisfied with this system was indicated in the fall of 1920, when by an
overwhelming vote the electors decided not to return to the old aldermanic form. The
city has several miles of well paved streets, a line white way system in the business
district, and many imposing public and private buildings which give the place a
metropolitan aspect. Among the public buildings may be mentioned the commanding
structures which form the home of The Stout Institute, a Federal Building, a Masonic
Temple, County Court I louse. City Hall, and the Mabel Tainter Memorial, a beautiful
stone edifice presented to the city about thirty \cars ago by the late Capt. Andrew
Tainter, which contains a completely equipped theatre, public library, rooms for the
G. A. R., and W. R. C, amusement room, and dining rooms available for public use.
Menomonie has several fraternal organizations with large, active memberships.
Among them is Hosford-Chase Post No. 3 2, the American Legion, which in conjunction
with its Auxiliary unit, maintains club rooms, where visiting Legionnaires are always
Within the city are a number of musical groups, including the famous Ludington
Guard Band, one of the best in the state, which has been in existence for many years.
The summer concerts given on Tuesday evenings by this band from their shell in
Wilson Park draw thousands of people from the surrounding country.
The city maintains a fine public hospital at which the charges are made as
reasonable as possible. It owns several parks, in addition to which arc a beautiful
parkway along the lake front, another along Wilson Creek Boulevard, and other pleasure
grounds along the lake and streams, owned and controlled by the Menomonie Improve-
Pag e 161
The Mcnomonie Country Club enjoys a splendid nine hole golf course of in-
comparable beauty. Situated one mile from the city, on Federal Highways 10 and 12
and State Highway 79. on the banks of Wilson Creek, the location is ideal. Par for
the nine holes is 56. The Club House is provided with dressing and lounging rooms
for the men and women, showers, a pro and caddy room, a well equipped kitchen.
a large dance and dining hall. The Country Club is available for use by visitors in
Mcnomonie, and students of the summer school of The Stout Institute have the
privilege of its use through arrangements with the school authorities.
The spiritual requirements of the community are provided for by several churches.
The Congregational, Roman Catholic, two German Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist
Episcopal, Baptist, Norwegian Lutheran, and Evangelical Association groups have sub-
stantial church homes. Several have commodious parsonages. The pastors are men
of ability and the auxiliary organizations reach out into the community life in a way
to greatly extend the church influence.
A school nurse is regularly employed in connection with the public schools so
that with the health and poor departments of the city government the needs of the
people in these respects are well provided for.
By its last census. Mcnomonie has a population of 5,104, but in appearance, enter-
prise, and business activity it is ahead of most cities of its size.
Its position as county seat of Dunn County makes it the official as well as the
geographical and commercial center of the county. A circumstance which illustrates
the importance of the city in relation to the surrounding country is the fact that ten
rural free delivery routes emanate from the Mcnomonie postomcc, a number larger
than that of any other county scat in Wisconsin.
Representing the commercial, industrial, civic, and social life of the community
is the Menomonic Commercial Club, an active body of citizens whose endeavor is to
make Menomonic a better city in the four lines indicated. The club is housed in
the Masonic Temple, and its quarters are a convenient gathering place for many move-
ments seeking the betterment of local conditions. The club is ever alert to welcome
the newcomer and an interest in which it prides itself is that of seeing that Mcnomonie
is known as "the city of a square deal.*'
Menomonic is easily accessible to the motorist. The city is located on live Federal
or State trunk highways. Federals 10 and 12 run diagonally across Wisconsin, forming
a direct artery from Menomonic to southern Wisconsin and Chicago and a direct
route CO Manitowoc. Highways 25 and -') run north and south and 29 east and west,
providing a center for a network of important highways chat make it convenient for
the motorist to reach Mcnomonie. located about sixty-seven miles cast of St. Paul,
the city is reached by two important railway systems, the Chicago, St. Paul. Minneapolis
& Omaha (comprising part of the Northwestern system) and the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul Railway. Motor busses operate frequently on Highways 10 and 12.
The Hotel Marion offers resident guests and the traveling public modern ac-
commodations by virtue of the complete renovation of the Hotel Royal and the ad-
dition of a strictly fireproof annex. Fifty-two rooms comprise the capacity of the
new hotel; all have running water, telephone, and other modern appointments, while
a large number are provided with private bath, line accommodations are also available
at the Central House and other hotels.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Emerson said, "Every great institution is the lengthening shadow of a great man."
The truth of Emerson's statement is well illustrated here in Menomonie. Becatli
Senator Stout's position on the Board of Education of the Menomonie Public Schools,
the shadow took shape and grew into the present Stout Institute. It was to the Public
Schools that Senator Stout first turned his attention and it was in them that many of
his progressive ideas were worked out. There is still reflected in the Public Schools
much of the early progress which was developed when ideas new in educational thought
were put into practice here.
The schools are organized along the lines suggested by the best modern practice
into the senior high school, a junior high school, the intermediate and elementary grades,
and kindergarten. The senior high school comprises the 10th, I lth, and 12th grades
and has about 300 students. The junior high school comprises the 7th. 8th, and 9th
grades and has about 250 students.
The courses of study in the senior and junior high school arc organized around the
five major fields of educational interest, namely: English, Foreign Languages, Science.
History, and Mathematics. In addition to these, vocational work, manual training.
home economics, and commerce arc also taught. Opportunity for work in music and
the fine arts is also offered. The school maintains, at a high standard, a band, mi
orchestra, and glee clubs for both boys and girls. A pupil with musical ability will find
opportunity and encouragement to develop his talent.
The junior high school program is arranged to give the pupil a large numbs
comparatively brief contacts with the field of education. In other words, it pro-
poses to give the students a sample of each subject that the senior high school has to
offer. With this experience the student can enter the senior high school, knowing in
a way his likes and dislikes, his special abilities, and with reasonable freedom of
election select those lines <>t work which suit his interest best. Especial mention should
be made ol the exceptional opportunity for work along lines of manual training and
home economics which is open to the high school students. All the facilities of Stout
are available for this work, giving it a range and equipment far beyond that found
in the average public school.
As proof of the quality of the high school work we point to the fact that the school
is on the accredited list of the North Centra] Association of Colleges. This rating .;
its graduates to enter without examination any college or university in the eighteen
states comprising the Association.
The health of the children is carefully guarded. A graduate nurse is a regular
member of the teaching force. She visits each room practically every day. Cont.v
diseases are detected promptly and epidemics prevented. Defects of eyes, ears, teeth.
and throat arc discovered and recommendation for correction made to the parent.
Under-nourished children arc formed into nutrition classes which meet for dinner one
day each week. In addition, under-nourished children are detected and with the ap-
proval of the parents are given one feeding of milk each day at school. Correct foods
are emphasized at the weekly luncheon. In Menomonie, parents can send their children
to school with confidence that their health will not be jeopardized; rather, under
the caret ul supervision, the child has a chance to grow up not only mentally bait
On the whole Menomonie Public Schools are a decided credit to the city. They
could be better schools; in fact, a virile public sentiment will make them better schools
each year. The spirit of Senator Stout still lives in the hearts of Menomonie citizens.
And always their public schools will spell to their boys and girls the one big American
Menomonie also has several other schools, including the school of the St. PauPs
Lutheran congregation and that of the St. Joseph's parish. The former represents a
congregation consisting of some three hundred families; the latter has a school en-
rollment varying between 110 and 12< pupils.
The Dunn County School building is located in Menomonie. This houses the
Rural Normal School and the county agricultural school.
The Rural Normal School was one of the first to be opened in Wisconsin, having
been started in September. 1899. Since September, 1924, it has had the Bowman
Mode! School, which furnishes adequate opportunity for demonstration of methods
and for practice teaching.
The Dunn County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy has several
buildings adjacent to the main building. A tour year course in Agriculture and a four
year course in Domestic Economy are otTcrcd. Several other shorter courses are also
available. Active extension work is carried out along many lines through the county.
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/~1 N closing the 1928 Tower, the Staff wishes
^■j ^-4 co make graceful acknowledgement to
^^_^ chose who have mads the publication of
this rn.iteri.il possible. To the advisors and to other
instructors for their helpful counsel; to chs student
body for its generous response co all requests; to
chs advertisers for their live interest in the school
and its yearbook, the builders of this book express
their sincere thanks.
The engravings in this beck were made b)
chs Buckbce-Mcars Company, of Saint Paul. Minne-
The book was printed by the McGill-Warncr
( ompany, of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The engravings in this Ixmk were made by the
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oi Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The book was printed by the McGiia-Wahneh Company,
of Saint Paul, Minnesota.